Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Butterfly Mud Pie!!

Monarch butterflies are everywhere! I love to watch them flitting about! They are so busy...I had to make them a proper place to land! I found this little nugget of a recipe for Butterfly Mud Pie from the book Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars by Sharon Lovejoy!

Butterflies LOVE Mud Pie!!....and kids love to make it!

First, fill a saucer with soil and sand.
Sprinkle on a bit of table salt.

Have your child thoroughly wet the soil to make a mud pie (it will need to be wet each day as needed).
Have your child place a flat rock in the center of the pie so butterflies can land and feed and gossip about their day!

Drizzle a bit of maple syrup on part of the rock for an extra snack. As you can see, we use ONLY the best VERMONT Maple Syrup for our butterflies!!!

Place your mud pie in a sunny area near flowers...the perfect gathering spot for your happy winged friends!
"Everyone is invited to the mud pie party!!!"


  1. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. I'm always trying to figure out more ways to attract butterflies to our garden, plus I know my girls would love making the mud pie.

  2. I've been planting a butterfly garden over the past few months and this will be a great addition. I think I will have to pass on the syrup because I'm afraid my dog would get it before the butterflies.

  3. I will be trying this! My whole yard is a butterfly garden.
    Thanks for the tip!

  4. Isn't Sharon Lovejoy the best? Beautiful Monarch shot! We were so hot this year. We had a ton of swallowtails, but not too many monarchs! Thanks for sharing, Melissa!

  5. such a great idea? in laguna beach (southern california) we plant a native milkweek and the monarchs usually lay their eggs and it's all good. but can't wait to supplement with a little sugar!