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Spittlebug

If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask?  What is that proof?

Spittlebug or Froghoppers in the Garden

If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask?  What is that proof?

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Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly 

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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Monarch Caterpillar Battling Aphids Over Milkweed

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Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly

One of the largest issues that Monarch caterpillar larvae battle is aphids. Aphids compete for the larvaes food source.


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Wisconsin Fall Monarch Migration

Wisconsin Fall Monarch Migration

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.

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