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.
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.
Rearing Monarchs in my house was one of my goals this year. But I needed a ready source of milkweed so I planted a milkweed and nectar meadow.
Drum roll please!........It is National Pollinator Week starting today and you need to start counting those bees. Go to my post Pollinator Week to see the drill, but it is real simple. Name the flower, and then do a quick count, say five minutes each flower of any pollinators that visit. Bees are of course the …
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.