So, you've got fruit that is way overripe, or maybe you have apple cores or other parts of fruit that you aren't planning on eating....what to do with it?
(Instead of simply throwing it out, give fruit leftovers a second life. The E.P.A. stated that food scraps made up to 14.1% of municipal solid waste in 2009 1.)
There are a couple of options.
1. Add them to a compost
2. Set them out for animals such as Butterflies!
If you have a butterfly garden, a great addition is to add a rotting fruit tray. Some butterflies prefer fruit juice to flower nectar. You can also add a puddling tray, which is made up of water and sand. Butterflies will use puddling trays to absorb minerals and moisture. A great example is below from Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring, MD.