There are a variety of monarch diseases and health issues that can cut your adventure short raising monarch butterflies. Prevention is the key to success.

There are a variety of monarch diseases and health issues that can cut your adventure short raising monarch butterflies. Prevention is the key to success.

In her latest post, Jean Godawa helps us to identify the caterpillars that will mature into beautiful butterflies. I've often heard the expression that beauty is pain. It's usually in relation to some cruel female fashion choices like waist-cinching corsets or high heels. But it is an accurate and helpful mantra for those of us who want to welcome some flittering wildlife into our gardens.T hree Dogs in a Garden

In her latest post, Jean Godawa helps us to identify the caterpillars that will mature into beautiful butterflies. I've often heard the expression that beauty is pain. It's usually in relation to some cruel female fashion choices like waist-cinching corsets or high heels. But it is an accurate and helpful mantra for those of us who want to welcome some flittering wildlife into our gardens.T hree Dogs in a Garden

Fruit for Butterflies  Habitat loss, climate change and pesticide use have decreased butterfly populations. Many butterflies do not live on nectar alone, some species prefer, even require, overripe fruit to feed on. Decaying fruits have carbohydrates and minerals, neccessary to most butterflies. Supply them with flowers, fruit, water and plants for their caterpillar stage, and you will have a large and happy, diverse population.

Fruit for Butterflies Habitat loss, climate change and pesticide use have decreased butterfly populations. Many butterflies do not live on nectar alone, some species prefer, even require, overripe fruit to feed on. Decaying fruits have carbohydrates and minerals, neccessary to most butterflies. Supply them with flowers, fruit, water and plants for their caterpillar stage, and you will have a large and happy, diverse population.

Is tropical milkweed REALLY hurting monarch butterflies, or could it be utilized as a valuable garden tool in the efforts to restore the struggling monarch population?

Is Tropical Milkweed Killing Monarch Butterflies- Grow or No?

Is tropical milkweed REALLY hurting monarch butterflies, or could it be utilized as a valuable garden tool in the efforts to restore the struggling monarch population?

Raising monarch butterflies

Raising Monarch Butterflies at Home: Fun, Easy, Educational and Gratifying

Milkweed buds are often where you'll find monarch eggs or caterpillars on Ascelpias tuberosa butterfly weed.

Asclepias tuberosa- Butterfly Weed for Monarch Butterflies

Milkweed buds are often where you'll find monarch eggs or caterpillars on Ascelpias tuberosa butterfly weed.

Growing Milkweed for Monarchs - One of the keys to having monarchs-for their survival now and in the future-is having lots of milkweed. Here are step by step instructions on how to grow milkweed!

Growing Milkweed for Monarchs - One of the keys to having monarchs-for their survival now and in the future-is having lots of milkweed. Here are step by step instructions on how to grow milkweed!

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