Tag Archives: Common Milkweed

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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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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Request for Help from GMG Community and Monarch Film Update

For the past three years I have been filming the life story of the Monarch Butterfly in backyards and along the shores of Cape Ann. My original intent was to tell the story of the butterflies primarily as it relates … 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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Editing the Nick Avelis Sunday Greasy Pole Video!

The Sunday Greasy Pole competition with winner Nick Alvelis was a fantastically exciting event and I captured lots of good footage and have lots of great music in mind–hopefully the editing will be done by the end of today. Common Milkweed … 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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News Release: MONARCH WATCH ANNOUNCES ‘BRING BACK THE MONARCHS’ CAMPAIGN

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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How Exactly is Monsanto’s Roundup Ravaging the Monarch Butterfly Population?

The above photo of a male (right) and female (left) Monarch Butterflies on Marsh Milkweed is part of the GMG/Cape Ann Giclee show opening tonight. I am often asked the following question at my butterfly and pollinator garden design lectures. … Continue reading

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