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Milkweed Hotline

By |2019-04-18T11:04:41-04:00April 18th, 2019|Milkweed - Take Action|

This Facebook Group was created for those in need of milkweed LEAVES to feed their monarch caterpillars, and those with extra milkweed willing to donate to those who have short supply. The Milkweed Hotline concept was first developed within the Facebook Group, TheBeautifulMonarch. All transactions are between the parties involved only, Milkweed Hotline is simply the creator of the group for people to find each other. MilkweedHotline

The Butterfly Effect

By |2019-04-17T20:13:21-04:00April 17th, 2019|Take Action|

PHOTO: Holli Webb Hearn “Inspiration, Dedication and Passion drive us onward to protect our beautiful World of Nature!” A term coined by Edward Lorenz, The Butterfly Effectrefers to the notion that “small causes can have larger effects”. This concept has been used by notable scientists from Henri Poincaré to Norbert Wiener, but it was Lorenz’s work that linked the impact of seemingly inconsequential data – such as the flutter of a butterfly’s wings – to the dynamic systems of the earth’s atmosphere. Can this effect be applied to Monarch Butterflies and [...]

Start Your Seeds in the Spring!

By |2019-04-17T18:28:54-04:00April 17th, 2019|Butterfly Gardens|

The process begins by soaking the milkweed seeds in water on paper towels. Keep them moist every day and cover with plastic wrap. An alternative starter mix is PERLITE, obtained from nurseries as shown here – this can create a mini-greenhouse effect as the seeds bask in the afternoon sun for about a week. Perlite is a gentle medium that allows the 2-inch baby seedling roots to be easily removed with tweezers as you replant them in starter seed mix…. Once [...]

Mexican Sunflower

By |2019-04-17T17:59:53-04:00April 17th, 2019|Butterfly Gardens|

Mexican Sunflower, Permies.com Celebrate when you see a migrating “old timer” ​sipping nectar from a WAYSTATION GARDEN. One of their favorite flowers is Tithonia ~ The Mexican Sunflower! ​Tithonia diversifolia Hardy to zone 9a Blooms summer to first frost Annual plant (perennial flower for USDA hardiness zones 10-11) Full sun to part shade Height: 4 to 6 feet Flowers: vibrant orange, red or yellow