Aug 21, 2022
Migrating Monarch Butterflies, Now On The Endangered Species List! Here's How To Give Them A Lift!
In July 2022, the International Union for Conservation of Nature placed migratory monarch butterflies on their Endangered Species list. The IUCN estimates that, due to habitat loss and climate change, the migratory monarch's population has been depleted "by between 22% and 72% over the past decade".
Jan 9, 2020
How (and Why) to Attract Butterflies and Moths to Your Garden
Whether you associate them with pastel playrooms or cannibalistic serial killers, you've got to admit butterflies and moths are fascinating insects. Even to us gardeners, for whom they're a paradox: When we're not trying to chase them out of our garden, we're scrambling to draw them in.
Dec 18, 2018
The Monarch Butterfly Crisis: Growing Milkweed for Maximum Benefit
Changing weather patterns, environmental chemicals, and loss of food sources are the primary factors for the decimation of the monarch butterfly. No milkweed, no monarch butterflies. But we'd also like to point out that growing milkweed from seed isn't just utilitarian; they deserve credit as garden-worthy ornamentals.
Sep 17, 2017
The Beauty that is The Swallowtail Butterfly
Although new species are still being discovered, currently, there are approximately twenty thousand differ...
Feb 25, 2017
The Declining Monarch Population and Three Likely Causes
For as long as I can remember, Butterflies have been my “thing.” Some people like cats, some people like roses. I lo...