monarch-butterfly

Monarch butterfly

HMNS greenhouse teaches how to plant a butterfly oasis in your back yard
April 16, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

They float on the wind, decorate your back yard in the spring and summer, and inspire warm emotions with their delicate wings. They seem carefree, at home in any meadow, but butterflies have more specific needs than we might imagine. As urban sprawl continues to grow, reducing green space and native plant growth, natural butterfly […]

Tired from a long journey, faded monarchs seek homes for the next generation
April 27, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

My friends Bob and Bev photographed this very faded, tattered female monarch flying around the milkweed plants in their backyard near the Museum last week. The butterfly is a migrant from Mexico, looking for places to lay her eggs as a last hurrah before she dies. She must be very tired! Last fall, she flew […]

Monarchs want YOU to plant milkweed: Butterfly-friendly plants for sale at HMNS
April 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

The butterflies need your help! With urbanization, and a host of other factors, monarch butterflies are at risk of not finding places to lay their eggs. So why not help while improving the butterfly traffic through your garden with a butterfly-seducing plant from our biannual plant sale? Milkweed plants in the genus Asclepias are extremely […]

Beautiful Spring-time Butterflies!
March 9, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Spring-time is almost here and the butterflies will soon be fluttering all around town.  I have actually seen a lot already, but we do live in Texas, so that’s not a surprise.  Since I work in an exotic butterfly house, I definitely have my favorite exotic butterflies, but I also have a few favorites that […]


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