Use homemade butterfly nectar to attract butterflies to any area of your yard that you wish. To make butterfly nectar, you need granulated sugar, water, a pot, a long spoon and your stove.
- Gather your supplies
Gather 4 cups of water, 1 cup of granulated sugar, a pot and a long spoon near your stove top.
- Make the nectar
Mix the water and granulated sugar in a pot, and stir it thoroughly.
- Boil the mixture
Bring the mixture to a boil, and allow it to boil until the sugar is dissolved.
- Remove the mixture from the heat
Remove the mixture from the heat when the sugar is dissolved.
- Serve your nectar
Serve the nectar to the butterflies. Soak a paper towel, or bright orange or yellow kitchen sponge, with the nectar. Place the towel or sponge in a shallow dish, and place the dish outside. Place the dish of nectar 4 or 5 inches higher than the tallest blooms of any nectar flowers you have planted. Alternatively, use the nectar to fill any butterfly feeders that you have hanging in your garden.
- Store the nectar
Store unused nectar in a covered container in the refrigerator. Stored nectar can stay fresh for up to seven days.