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The Best Way to Help Our Pollinators

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a charming sight as they soar around your backyard garden. But beyond their beauty, these creatures help human beings through their role in pollinating flowers, …

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4 Ways to Help Butterflies

While we hear a lot about bees and how important they are to our food system, and to pollinating non-edible plants, we don't hear as much about butterflies even though they are also pollinators. In fa…

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Study: Butterflies Move North as Climate Changes

Although discussions of climate change often focus on the trouble it will cause for humans, it is vital to remember that continued warming may have just as drastic an effect on plant and animal popula…

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Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Migrates

Tourists are not the only ones flocking to Montreal to enjoy the summer heat, it seems a butterfly never before seen in the region has also taken a liking to la belle province. Photo Credit: TexasEagl…

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Tips to Make Your Garden Irresistible to Butterflies

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger Planting your garden with plants that attract butterflies is only one step in making your garden butterfly-friendly. Once butterflies discover your garden the females…

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4 Ways to Participate in National Pollinator Week

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger Pollinators play an important role in the cycle of our gardens, health, and agricultural ecosystems. According to the Pollinator.org website, about 75% of all flowerin…

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Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies to Your Garden

By Cris Carl, Networx Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden not only can bring a sense of delight, but tie you into something greater as well. “You can enjoy the full circle in y…

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Make Your Yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat

I did a post last spring on native and drought tolerant plants for California landscaping, and then came across this little tidbit: The National Wildlife Federation has a program, "that helps members …

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First Aid for Butterflies

Call me a wimp, but it breaks my heart to see a butterfly, lethargic and struggling, on its last wings, so to speak. It makes me feel beyond helpless. So I was surprised to learn recently that there a…

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Butterflies May Use Medicinal Plants

Emory University biologists have found Monarch butterflies may use milkweed plants to reduce infections in their offspring. Female monarch adults infected with a parasite, choose to lay their eggs on …

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