Milkweed, an ignored plant of the road side, is making a comeback with gardeners and people concerned with the environment. A fascinating plant valuable to many insects, including the Monarch, is essential to providing food and shelter for many animals and insects.
Butterflying-Capturing the Perfect Butterfly Image
"Butterflying", the hobby of observing and photographing butterflies is on the uptrend. Find out the best way to attract butterflies, the best places to see them in the wild, and tips to photograph them.
The Monarch Diaries-Adult (Part 3)
The last stage of Monarch raising is the most magical-transforming into a butterfly! This generation of butterfly will make the 3000 mile journey to Mexico of California.
The Monarch Diaries-Caterpillar (Part 2)
Raising Monarchs inside to observe their incredible transformation is simple if you have a good supply of Milkweed and an easy to make enclosure made out of a tomato cage.
The Monarch Diaries-Rearing Monarchs Egg to Adult (Part 1)
Raising Monarch Butterflies inside can be a fascinating activity for kids and adults. Milkweed and a few supplies is all you need to get started.
Plant Milkweed For Monarchs
Where can I get Milkweed plants and seeds? There are a variety of options open if you want to help the Monarch Butterfly survive and increase in numbers.
August is butterfly month and the best time to observe and photograph them. Temperature, time of day, and certain types of flowers will attract them to your yard.
Monarch Way Station
Why are monarch butterflies declining? There are lots of reasons, but the main one is loss of habitat of the common milkweed plant that used to grow everywhere. Learn how to set up your own Monarch Waystation habitat to help stem the decline of these beautiful and valuable butterflies.