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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 […]

Photo From You: Insect Identification
June 6, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) If you’re an avid, or even amateur butterfly gardener, you are probably familiar with pentas. Pentas, also known as star clusters, are one of our favorite nectar sources for butterflies and hummingbirds. They have medium-dark green foliage with clusters of small 5-petal flowers that come in a variety of colors. […]

I Heart Pollinators!
July 6, 2009 · 1 Comment

photo credit: WTL photos For those of you who didn’t know (guilty!) last week, June 22-28th was officially pollinator week! I will need to mark my calendar in the future because pollinators are animals that we would have a tough time getting along without. The best known are, of course, bees and butterflies – but […]

Hummingbirds of the Night
November 11, 2008 · 3 Comments

A few nights ago I saw what I thought was a hummingbird – out way past its bedtime – whirring around the fragrant, long-tubed blooms of the Rangoon creeper in my back yard.  As I watched, several more of these curfew-breakers appeared, working the flowers all up and down the fence.  I soon realized that […]



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