Polli Pool

How to use a plant saucer to create a place for pollinators to rest & sip:

  • Large rocks give landing spots
  • Small pebbles to stand on and easily access the water
  • Mineral rich soil from the garden provides needed nutrients for butterflies
  • Optional: add some fruit for nectar

Location, location, location

As with everything in your garden, location is important. Place in a sunny spot near plants that bees and butterflies love.


Make sure to keep your polli pool filled with water. It can evaporate incredibly quickly on a hot day.

Did you know?

Butterflies visit polli pools more for the salt and minerals than the water. Typically, they receive enough moisture from the nectar they sip from flowers, but the sugary nectar lacks the salt male butterflies need.

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