Each fall, as the sweltering heat subsides, a window opens for cultivating an aromatic herb and sanctuary for the enchanting Black Swallowtail butterflies – Dill.
Superfamily which contains all butterflies
Saw Palmetto is emblematic of the intricate connections within ecosystems. Serving as a medicinal plant for humans, a food source for wildlife, and a home for various butterfly species, its importance can’t be overstated.
Marty the Monarch Caterpillar shares some wisdom that’s been passed down from generation to generation: “Never Frass Uphill.”
In this DIY guide, Johnny walks you through the process of testing milkweed leaves for the presence of O.E. spores using just a 40X student-grade microscope.
Understanding O.E., its implications, and how to test for it is crucial for both scientific research and butterfly conservation efforts.
Growing Asclepias incarnata in containers or raised beds offers a flexible solution for gardeners with limited space or those wanting to control soil quality. Here’s a guide to successfully cultivating Swamp Milkweed in such settings.
Asclepias physocarpa, commonly known as the Balloon Plant or Hairy Balls Milkweed, is originally native to southeast Africa. However, due to its unique appearance and benefits to wildlife, it has been introduced to various parts of the world, including North America.
Embracing the Florida Milkvine and other native plants is a step towards a more sustainable, biodiverse, and beautiful Florida.