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A Huge Thank You to Everyone for Your Milkweed and Aster Orders!!!

My Deepest Thanks to Everyone  The above is a favorite photo from my trip in February to film the Monarchs. This week we will be bringing you the short interview film with Tom Emmel at the summit of the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly … Continue reading

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ORDER YOUR MILKWEED SEEDS TODAY!

The order for milkweed seeds and asters in being placed on Monday so please get your orders in before then. Thank you! Thank you so very much to everyone participating in the Cape Ann Milkweed Project! Lots more good information to … Continue reading

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Make Your Voices Heard for the Monarchs!

This is not a request to donate money. Click here to sign this petition and tell the EPA to protect the Monarchs! P.S. The photo that is on the NRDC’s Monarch petition page is my photo, of a male and … Continue reading

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Cape Ann Milkweed Project Continues ~ Plant Milkweed Seeds to Save the Monarchs

Good Harbor Beach Common Milkweed Last year was the beginning of our first and wonderfully successful Cape Ann Milkweed Project. Joe generously offered to hold the plant sale at Captain Joe and Sons, which is very conveniently located on East Main Street, and … Continue reading

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Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, With Milkweed

Monarch Caterpillar Eating Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Foliage Thank you GMG readers and Monarch Butterfly friends for forwarding the following article from the NY Times! By Michael Wines Published December 20th, 2013 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Bounding out of a … Continue reading

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The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear

Many, many readers have forwarded the following article from the New York Times, “The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear.”  Female Monarch Depositing an Egg In the above photo, the female Monarch Butterfly is curling her abdomen around to the underside … Continue reading

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World’s Easiest Method on How to Grow Milkweed From Seed

Common Milkweed Patch Eastern Point Now is the perfect time of year to collect and to plant milkweed seeds, either from pods that are just splitting open or from pods that have already split and are showing their silky fluff. There … Continue reading

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Coming in for a Landing

Cabbage White Butterfly and Marsh Milkweed

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Where Are All the Monarchs?

Monarchs usually arrive in our region by the first week in July and go through several brood cycles. This year, barely any arrived. The Monarch’s sensitivity to temperature and dependence on milkweed make it vulnerable to environmental changes. Since 1994, … Continue reading

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Many Thanks to the Positively Most Awesome Community Ever!

The Cape Ann Monarch Milkweed Project was positively a resounding success. Thank you to everyone who ordered and picked up your milkweed plants. Thank you to Joey who turned my small seed of an idea into a fabulous community-wide project … Continue reading

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GMG Monarch-Milkweed Mug Up This Saturday!

Update: Milkweed Plants Arrived Thursday and are  ready to go! See you Saturday morning!!! Hooray–our milkweed plants shipped from Missouri Monday and should arrive to Gloucester by Thursday!!! Plants will be available for pick up at Captain Joe and Sons, … Continue reading

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WOW and WONDEFUL—150 milkweed plants ordered!!!

Thank you to everyone participating in our Cape Ann Milkweed Project! Monarch Butterfly Nectaring at Common Milkweed ~ Good Harbor Beach Milkweed may not be for everyone’s garden; even if you did not order plants, you are welcome to come … Continue reading

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Cape Ann Milkweed Project ~ Last day to order plants

Monarch Butterfly on Marsh Milkweed Order Your Milkweed Plants Today! In case you missed the details see Sunday’s Post: Cape Ann Milkweed Project Tonight I am placing the order for the milkweed plants. Please get your orders in. Thank you … Continue reading

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Cape Ann Milkweed Project ~ Place your orders today

Order Your Milkweed Plants Today! Monarch Chrysalis on Rib of Common Milkweed Leaf Everyone who wrote in yesterday and placed an order has been recorded. Anyone interested in ordering either Common or Marsh Milkweed today, please place your order in … Continue reading

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Cape Ann Milkweed Project

Monarch Butterfly Emerging from Chrysalis Order Your Milkweed Plants Today! In March I shared an article about bringing back the Monarch Butterflies. Great interest in planting milkweed was expressed by many. The way to bring as many Monarchs as possible to our region is … Continue reading

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Newly Molted Caterpillar

Butterfly caterpillars molt four or five times as they grow. Each different caterpillar stage is called an instar. In the photo below you can see the caterpillar’s crumpled discarded exoskeleton. Molting Monarch Caterpillar The caterpillar first grows a new skin … Continue reading

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