Monarch Butterfly Blog

  • Why Are My Monarchs Turning Black? A certain percentage of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides just don’t make it into adulthood and become butterflies. They may show signs of disease or parasitism. It is heartbreaking but also common. Nature does not intend for them all to......

  • By NOV 1ST – TIME TO PRUNE TROPICAL (EXOTIC) MILKWEED! If you live on the West Coast and bought milkweed from Home Depot, Lowes, Armstrong Nursery, or any other major retailer, it is TROPICAL MILKWEED and needs to be cut back by Nov. 1st to......

  • FIRST FLIGHT of a newly eclosed Monarch Butterfly on Nov 11,2015...

  • Welcome to all our wholesale customers that carry The Story of Chester, the Monarch Caterpillar/Larva products. We greatly appreciate that you share about monarch butterfly life cycle with visitors to your botanic garden, boutique, florist or market. So we’ve created a point-of-sale flyer for The......

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  • Host and Nectar Plants for Monarch Butterfly Gardening butterfly-gardening-tips-from-susie-vanderlip butterfly-host-and-nectar-plants Find Pollinator plants for your area of the US: http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/plant-lists/ Pollinator plants for Southeast http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SoutheastPlantList_web.pdf  ...