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Visit the Fall Plant Sale Saturday to build or boost your butterfly garden!
September 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Butterfly gardening is a great thing to do in the fall. Even though most butterflies will be settling down for the winter in the next few months, your garden will be ready with lots of host and nectar plants for next year’s butterflies. To get you started, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is hosting […]

‘Tis the season: Fall is finally (sorta) here — and so is our Semi-Annual Plant Sale
September 27, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Fall is coming! Leaves are changing color, temperatures start creeping down, and gardeners will be able to get back outside without the threat of heatstroke. Well, in theory. This is Houston, after all. But despite the fact that it’ll be warm until Thanksgiving, there is something we can look forward to: cooler temps! And you […]

Cockrell Butterfly Center Fall Plant Sale Oct. 8!
September 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

This time of year, gardening can make you feel as hot as Priscilla Queen of the Desert!  With water restrictions and heat advisories, who wants to get into that mess? The drought and high temperatures have also caused butterflies to suffer, leaving their numbers well below normal for the season. In addition to the gardens […]

Protection from Predators
October 1, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Butterflies will lay eggs on host plants, like this Cassia alata. But, how do you protect the caterpillars that emerge from hungry predators in your garden? This week, I received a phone call from a museum patron who was concerned about wasps capturing her Gulf fritillary caterpillars from her Passionflower vine in her butterfly habitat […]



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