The Canary is Gasping for Air …

The Canary is Gasping for Air …
I fear that we will soon have new job offerings in the United States – that of hand pollinator. The news is dire for the Monarch butterfly and our honeybees. Are these species the proverbial canary in the coal mine? China is already using hand pollination for it’s apple orchards due to a decline in honeybees as evidenced in this...Read More

Read a first-hand account of the plight of the Monarch Butterfly

Read a first-hand account of the plight of the Monarch Butterfly
I was introduced to Dr. Lincoln Brower in a wonderful DVD series by BBC Earth titled Life. In it, there are two segments on Monarch butterflies. Dr. Brower takes us to Mexico to aid in the filming of the wonderous Monarch butterfly migration. Today, while watching the DVD, I decided to google Dr. Brower’s name and see if it brought...Read More

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies Part 1 of 3

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies Part 1 of 3
What is not to love about butterflies? They are beautiful and graceful. Every year we enjoyed searching for Monarch butterfly eggs on the wild milkweed plants at a local pond. Then one year, the area was destroyed by the town to control flooding in an area where flooding did not even have a serious impact on homeowners or traffic. So,...Read More