Diversity Matters

Diversity matters - at least to monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) are the larval host plants for monarch butterfly. Pictured above along Oslo Road is a monarch butterfly nectaring on scarlet milkweed (Asclepias curassavica), a non-native, commercially available…

Butterfly floral fondnesses

Butterflies likely are the best-loved bugs, but bees, beetles, mosquitoes, flies, and other insects pollinate our plants, as do bats, hummingbirds, and tropical birds. June 20 to June 26, 2016 is pollinator week. Butterflies tend to prefer to nectar on…