- Provide a shallow dish of water for thirsty birds, mammals and insects. Place small stones (or even marbles) in the centre of the dish to help any insects that fall in.
- Add water to saturated sand or dirt to a saucer with a few stones to create a butterfly ‘puddler’. Butterflies sip water from shallow puddles of water in mud or sand. They also extract minerals from the dirty the stones allows the butterflies to land and drink from the puddler.
- Keep the bird bath topped up – birds need to keep their feathers in good condition. It is also a great way for them to cool down in the heat. So top up the bird bath regularly with fresh, clean water.