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Butterfly FAQ: Pros and Cons of Tropical Milkweed and What to do with a Winter Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar or Chrysalis

Butterfly FAQs today: What to do with late season Monarch caterpillars you find this winter? And, some thoughts on the pros and cons of Tropical milkweed, that hearty, ubiquitous Monarch butterfly host plant. Continue reading

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Butterfly Plant Walk, Monarch Talk and Caterpillar Crawl to Kick off San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Amazing Butterflies Exhibit

A Monarch walk, a caterpillar crawl, storytime, butterfly plant tour and gardening tips–it’s all at the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s opening weekend celebration of Amazing Butterflies. Come join me and other butterfly ambassadors and find your way through the Nature maze to learn the whole life cycle. Continue reading

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Butterfly Garden: Jimsonweed Takes the Heat, Sports Elegant Flowers and Hosts the Endearing Sphinx Moth

In the butterfly garden Jimsonweed works overtime with gorgeous white trumpet flowers, lush large leaves, spiny unusual seedballs and fascinating sphinx moth caterpillars. Oh, and it’s easy-to-grow and drought and heat resistant. Continue reading

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Butterfly FAQ: Is Relocating a Monarch Chrysalis OK? Yes, and Here’s Tips On How to Handle Them With Care

Butterfly FAQ: Is it OK to relocate a Monarch chrysalis after its formed? Answer: Yes, and here’s some tips on what to keep in mind when you do. Continue reading

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Beating the Bushes Takes On New Meaning After Caterpillar Crawl and Lecture by the Effusive Dr. David L. Wagner

On the conseqence of caterpillars, Dr. David L. Wagner sings their praises–food source for birds and mammals, flavor agent in our favorite foods, and essential threads in our wildscapes. Continue reading

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