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New Season: More Monarch Butterflies and Gardens

New Season: More Monarch Butterflies and Gardens

Time, attention, care, and love; this combination helps transform a bed into a haven for Butterflies, Bee (Bumble & Honey), Hummingbirds, and other animals. We are in our third year/season of raising Monarch Butterflies.  Our garden is comprised of “Butterfly Milkweed,” “Swamp Milkweed,” “Showy Milkweed,” and “Common Milkweed” for the purpose of the Laying of Eggs and the Feeding of Monarch Butterflies and Caterpillars.  We have planted over one hundred (100) plants, both in the Garden/Beds and in Pots for use in the habitats.  During the “Over Wintering” period, we germinate and sprout our harvested seeds; providing “naturalized” milkweed plants…
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Lazarus the Monarch Butterfly

Lazarus the Monarch Butterfly

I'm just an Egg <img src="https://pelicanprose.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/MonarchEggCloseUp-150x150.jpg" alt="Monarch Egg" width="150" height="113" />  One November day,  my mother places me on the underside of a Milkweed plant leaf.  Monarch Butterfly eggs are only laid on the Milkweed plant; however, there are around one hundred (100) varieties.  I am only the size of the head of a straight pin.  I will stay in my shell for one to five days (1-5).  I will begin to grow and develop.  As I grow, I will break out and the shell will become my first meal; as I will eat it before moving onto eating leaves.…
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Monarch Butterfly Garden

Monarch Butterfly Garden

"Monarch Butterflies" lay "eggs on Milkweed" plants only.  As well the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar only eats the Milkweed plant leaves.  Both the Monarch and the plant are disappearing from across the United States.  I have taken to planting Milkweed whenever and wherever possible.  There are several varieties and they differ  depending on the region. I am utilizing "Butterfly Milkweed" (pictured above) and "Swamp Milkweed" ("Swamp Milkweed photo").   I was fortunate, one day taking "B Roll" footage in the backyard, to capture a Monarch laying an egg. Granted the footage is shaky as I was utilizing the camera handheld and extreme zoom;…
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