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If you’re like me, you may be wondering if there are any monarch butterflies this year! Here is a monarch butterfly site (Journey North) that explains their migration, and shows results and challenges this year.
A great video from the Toronto Botanical Gardens about controlling dog strangling vine. Important things to remember: If you can’t remove the plant, cut off the flowers & seeds Removing the roots of small/young plants works well For larger plants, … Continue reading
Monarch butterflies have seen drastic declines in the last few years, due to loss of habitat. The following 2 links describe dog strangling vine which is a noxious weed, and butterfly weed which is an orange milkweed, much loved by monarch butterflies & their … Continue reading
With lots of milkweed plants at both Beech Habitat Garden, and our new Beach Hill Gardens, here is a gorgeous video showing the importance of milkweed for monarch butterflies. Great photos of the life cycles for both. Although larvae eat … Continue reading
Here is a gorgeous YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xHkq1edcbk4#at=230
Habitat Garden is a new garden for us this year that was designed to provide habitat for birds & butterflies. To help you identify butterflies that you may see, you can use these links: http://vankempen.ca/OntarioButterflies.htm http://torontobutterflies.blogspot.ca/ http://insects.about.com/od/butterfliesmoths/tp/sixbutterflyfamilies.htm