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Latest Hatch

Following up on my “It’s a Girl!” post from three weeks ago, my last two Monarch butterflies emerged from their chrysalises. Yesterday, a male (mid-rib vein dots on lower wing) and today, a female. They are beautiful and healthy, off … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl!

The first of the monarchs (Danaus plexippus) I have been fostering on my kitchen counter this past month hatched today and it’s a female. Like any proud parent, I think she is perfect and beautiful! I feel hopeful for her future, but … Continue reading

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Weekly Garden Highlights – August 26

It has been a varied week, cool and dry earlier, now hot and humid with thunderstorms predicted later to hopefully cool things down. Yesterday, a Monarch (Danaus plexippus) visited my zinnias, elevating zinnias to a ‘must-have’ in my garden from now … Continue reading

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Weekly Garden Highlights – July 29

The biggest highlight in my garden this week happened today when I spotted a Monarch butterfly sipping zinnia and globe thistle! A rare sighting, as they have nearly disappeared from my area, it totally made my day, week and month! … Continue reading

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Bring Back The Monarchs

Does your yard provide good habitat for wildlife? Although my town has acres of wild land and most of us here have seen wild animals roaming through our yards, nationwide 6,000 acres of wild land are being lost every day … Continue reading

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Help the Monarch Butterfly

After a record low year for monarchs we can’t help but think about what positive actions we can take to support this dramatic butterfly’s population. One easy thing: Plant some milkweed. Right around NOW is the perfect time to do … Continue reading

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