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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Will the Monarch Butterfly Survive?

The survival of the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is uncertain, as their populations have declined dramatically in recent years. The main factors contributing to their decline include habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use, and disease. However, there are efforts underway to conserve and protect monarch butterfly populations. The U.S. Fish […]

Butterfly Farming, Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Sandhill Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata)

Sandhill Milkweed Success in the Gulf States

Sandhill Milkweed (also known as Pinewoods Milkweed, Sprawling Milkweed, or Pink-Veined Milkweed) is a species of Milkweed plant native to the Southeastern United States. Milkweed species are required by the endangered Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Its scientific name is Asclepias humistrata, which is made of the Latin humis, or “sprawling,” and sternere, […]

Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae), Butterflies (Papilionoidea), Butterfly Farming, Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Endangered Species, Larval Host Plants, Milkweeds (Asclepias), Monarch (Danaus plexippus), New Farmers

The Many Names of Asclepias Tuberosa

Most commonly known as “Butterflyweed,” Asclepias tuberosa might be the most widely distributed milkweed species in North America. It is certainly native to most areas of North America. Other names include “Orange Butterflyweed,” and “Butterfly Milkweed,” both of which are accurate, in that they are orange, and butterflies love them, […]

Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Press Releases

Johnny Butterflyseed Submits Official 2020-2021 Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Tagging Data to MonarchWatch.org

Johnny Butterflyseed submitted the data for 2020-2021 Monarch Butterfly tagging on March 25th, 2021. The tagging kit was received from MonarchWatch.org in October, 2020 after the order was placed in the springtime. Johnny ordered 100 tags, and in the end 97 Monarchs were tagged, with three voided tags. The tags […]

Butterfly Farming, Endangered Species, Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Press Releases

Johnny Butterflyseed Designates Newly Acquired Baygall “Joyce’s Garden” as Largest Monarch Waystation and Butterfly Preserve on the Lake Wales Ridge within Highlands County Florida

On February 2nd, 2021, Johnny Butterflyseed, of Three Psilos, Inc., gained possession of a one-acre tract on the Lake Wales Ridge in Lake Placid, Florida. Dedicated as “The Joyce E. Anderson Memorial Butterfly Preserve and Monarch Waystation” or simply “Joyce’s Garden,” the site will also serve as Johnny Butterflyseed’s Endangered […]