Caterpillar Munch Boxes and Butterfly Fuel Stations
A very important part of the Munching Caterpillars mission is to get as many people as possible to help moths and butterflies thrive in their gardens, school grounds and local green spaces by growing Butterfly Fuel and Caterpillar Munch. Adult moths and butterflies feed on the nectar of a range of plants, with some being particularly good for plentiful, accessible nectar. But it’s also really important to make sure that there is food for their caterpillars too! The caterpillars of many much loved moths and butterflies are extremely fussy eaters, needing specific food plants to munch on. That’s where our Caterpillar Munch Boxes and Butterfly Fuel Stations come in – in Dorset and Somerset we potted up and planted out over 3,500 plants in schools, gardens and and in community spaces!
Take a look at Our Projects to see if you can get involved with a Munching Caterpillars project near you. Or simply get started by using the resources available here on our website. Find out what you can plant, and what they will attract, by using the two menus on the right. Take a look at our plant lists and instructions in our resources section and get planting! You will also find ID guides to help you identify who comes visiting. Then tell us your stories and share your pictures of any munch boxes and fuel stations you have planted.