Category Archives: Butterflies

Moth species life cycles

Say WHAT?

If you’re tired of caterpillars dying from disease pathogens on the leaves they eat, it’s time to consider disinfecting their food before you feed it to them. It’s easy and kills the pathogens that kill our caterpillars. Check it out … Continue reading

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Where are the butterflies?

It’s cold out there. It’s too cold for butterflies to fly, caterpillars to crawl, chrysalises to emerge, or eggs to hatch. So where are butterflies and moths? Simple! Many are right there in your garden, right in front of your … Continue reading

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Tagging Monarchs

It is that time of year! Many people are now tagging Monarch butterflies to help with the study on migration. If you would like to learn how to tag Monarch butterflies, you can learn more about it by clicking on … Continue reading

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Small Butterflies are Delightful!

We tend to notice what is bright and colorful but many of our beautiful butterflies are tiny.

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‘Monarch Promise’ Milkweed

We’re delighted that ‘Monarch Promise’ was released this spring. Every time we see it, we are struck all over again with its beauty. Supplies are limited, we discovered. The wholesale nursery that has the rights to sell wholesale to other … Continue reading

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Butterfly Farming (Butterfly Breeding) The How-to Seminar

Are you considering starting your own butterfly farm? We offer one to three day seminars, teaching all aspects of the business. Guests from 13 different countries have attended our seminars or internships, learning the in’s and out’s of butterfly breeding. … Continue reading

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Why can’t we remove OE from nature once and for all?

Why can’t we remove OE from nature once and for all? Ophryocystis elektroscirrha is here to stay? There are several reasons: 1) it is estimated that at least 1/3 of Monarchs in the US have OE to one degree or … Continue reading

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalises

Can you tell which is which? If you find these two chrysalises, or just one of them, will you know what species of butterfly you found? The good news is that it really doesn’t matter. Either leave it where you … Continue reading

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Winter and Butterflies

It’s winter here in the northern hemisphere and butterflies are scarce. Here at our farm, the low tomorrow is predicted to be 29 degrees Fahrenheit. Where are butterflies when it is so cold? We understand that Monarch butterflies from the … Continue reading

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Monarch butterfly caterpillars eat butternut squash

Did you run out of milkweed? Are your caterpillars starving? You don’t know what to do? Yes, Monarch caterpillars will eat a few fresh raw vegetables like butternut squash. Want to learn more? Check it out HERE!

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