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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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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See (video)

This is a fantastic animated report from NPR about billions of bugs in the sky. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or s…

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Lifecycle of a Monarch Butterfly (video)

This beautiful, informative video from the Chicago Nature Museum is a must watch for butterfly lovers. It shows all the stages of a Monarch butterfly’s metamorphosis through time lapse photography. …

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The Flight and Plight of Monarch Butterflies (video)

This National Geographic video tells the story of the beautiful Monarch butterflies, and the threats to their annual migration patterns and lives. Many of these threatening activities, such as logging…

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How To Attract Butterflies

Butterflies, with their gorgeous colors and lilting flight, are such a joy to watch. They add so much beauty to our summers, like seeing flowers flying. It’s easy to invite more butterflies to make…

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Butterfly Bait: How-To Formula

We love butterflies! They have lifted human hearts for millennia with their fragile, colorful beauty. There are specific flowers that butterflies love, but what if you don’t have the space or time to …

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All About Butterflies

Last weekend, there were dozens of gorgeous butterflies fluttering along beside me on my walks, which not only lifted my spirits, but got me thinking about them. This time of year, millions of butterf…

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