Entries Tagged as 'Butterfly'

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Where have all the butterflies gone?

Cabbage White Butterfly by wwarby My yard is jumping with squirrels. The Liquid Fence I use seems to keep the deer and rabbits away, though I see deer as well as rabbits in the distance. A neighbor has 3 red foxes living in her culvert. They prevent deer and rabbits from entering her yard. And […]

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Getting Ready for the Monarch Butterflies

Caterpillar to Butterfly… just emerged from its cocoon, Monarch is feeding on orange and gold flowers of a regrown milkweed by jungle mama Are you, like TheGardenLady, getting ready for the Monarch Butterflies? Yellow Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail in TheGardenLady’s Garden My garden has lots of butterflies including the beautiful Yellow Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail […]

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I Love Animals, Especially Birds, In My Garden

Beija-flor (Eupetomena macroura) – Swallow-tailed Hummingbid 2 592 – 2 by Flávio Cruvinel Brandão My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky by William Wordsworth So does my heart leap up when I behold an animal, bird or beneficial insect that has returned or come for the first time to my […]

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Save the Monarch Butterfly – Create a Monarch Butterfly Waystation

Have TheGardenLady readers ever thought of having their garden become a Monarch butterfly Waystation? Let me explain. Everyone knows that the Monarch follows a route of migration from Mexico up to Canada in the spring and then returns to Mexico every fall. This is a herculean task and the monarch butterfly needs lots of nutrients […]

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

The Western Painted Lady Butterfly

A reader of TheGardenLady blog wrote this column about an exciting happening in California on Sat., March 28, 2009. If we were questioning the calendar, residents in the Bay Area of California knew for certain that Spring had arrived on Saturday, March 28. By late morning, it was well into the 70s and supposedly some […]