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New Film: Monarch Migration Interview with Tom Emmel

Horses neigh, bugs crawl across the lens, and Monarchs flutter in the background —interview on the mountaintop and it was all beautiful! Video includes footage from my forthcoming film, Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. Monarch … Continue reading

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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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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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Check out my first post for the Essex County Greenbelt!

Milkweed Patch at Eastern Point Lighthouse Rockporter Patricia Mandell, who helps the Essex County Greenbelt by volunteering for Mary Williamson, Director of Communications, suggested to Mary that perhaps Greenbelt would be interested in reblogging the posts that I write for … 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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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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Live Blogging: Kim Smith’s milkweed project!

Live at Capt. Joe n Sons. Betta hurry!!

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Happy Earth Day and Habitat Gardening 101

To celebrate Earth Day (Earth Week-Earth Month-Everyday is Earth Day!), I am beginning a new series on GMG titled Habitat Gardening 101. The series is based on the lectures that I give to area conservation groups, garden clubs, libraries, and schools and is … Continue reading

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I am going to look into purchasing a large quanity of milkweed seedlings at wholesale prices for anyone in our community interested in cultivating milkweed. If interested, please leave a comment in the comment section, which will help give me … Continue reading

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