Want to help out declining honey bee populations? I have put together a list of 3 things gardeners can do to help the declining honey bee population.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
The eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats.
Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly
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The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.
They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers. The skipper is easy to identify.
It has a brown body, with a few white spots and an orangish yellow band through its wing.
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The Monarch Butterflies Leave Wisconsin Soon
The days are getting shorter and the early signs of fall are setting in. Soon, the Wisconsin fall monarch migration will begin. Monarchs will make their journey to their winter homes over 6,000 miles away in South America and Mexico. Where they will sleep the winter away in comfort.
Butterfly Nectar Recipe
Butterfly Nectar Recipe – If you want to attract butterflies to your yard all you have to do is feed them. Either by plant or providing nectar for them to feed on.
Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
The life cycle of the monarch butterfly is one of beauty.
Feeding and Attracting Butterflies
Want to attract butterflies to your backyard?
How to Tell Male and Female Monarch Apart
Ever wonder how to tell male and female Monarch apart? Maybe, the thought never crossed your mind. Well, in order to capture the lifecycle of the Monarch you would need to know your male from your female.
Attract Mason Bees by Building Homes
Attract Mason bees by building homes. A Mason bee pollinates early spring orchards, flowers and berry canes for about a 4 week period. They collect nectar and pollen to line their nests and thus, in doing so; are pollinating all our spring following plants.
There are several kinds of bees, The one I love to see, attract and even live in my yard is the Mason bee. Mason bees are non-stinging bees and valuable to pollinating plants.