Author: Susie Vanderlip

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How To Get Rid of Aphids on Milkweed! Save your milkweed from being drained of vitality by aphid infestation by following these tips for removal....

Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Monarch Butterflies This is a great article to help prepare you for what you see happen in your garden. If you raise monarchs for any length of time, eventually you see them all! Life in the garden is no walk in the...

This is a remarkable monarch butterfly season in southern California. Have had more caterpillars and released more monarchs than all four prior years put together! Today, I released 7 gorgeous monarchs that emerged (eclosed) today, Friday, July 17, 2020....

O.e. is a microscopic parasite on tropical milkweed can over a year or two accumulate to where it seriously damages if not kills monarch caterpillars and butterflies. To help eliminate it, some people bleach the milkweed in a 5% bleach solution to water. Some even...

The monarch butterfly season thru June, 2020 has been robust! Many more butterflies are in gardens, females laying eggs and many caterpillars evolving into butterflies. Enjoy the June 6, 2020 release of multiple newly eclosed monarchs!...

Two lists of nectar plants that monarch butterflies drink nectar form. The lists were provided by nurseries and monarch butterfly enthusiasts....

Julio is one of 8 characters in my theatrical prevention presentation, LEGACY OF HOPE®. Here I reveal some of the interesting background of where my Julio character came from. ...

Excellent description of every stage of Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle with helpful photos to guide you in appreciating and raising monarch butterflies in your garden!...

Have your butterfly garden officially designated a Monarch Waystation! Receive a certificate and purchase a garden plaque. ...

Become a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist! Learn what are the tasks as a Citizen Scientist and links to how to become a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist, testing and tagging monarch butterflies....

Because they continue to bring such joy to me and to many others, I have photographed butterflies in my garden for 11 years and share their magic with others through stunning photo greeting cards! ...

Listen to web radio station Elevated Radio to hear Susie's interviews on "Mindfulness and Healthy Emotional Coping Skills" https://elevatedradiofm.com/shows/mindfulness-and-healthy-emotional-coping-skills 5/8/19 How Emotions Impact Choice and how important it is to have tools to cope with life stress. 15-minutes Susie shares insights into how emotions impact our choices. Listen to...

Native milkweed is different across states in the US. So, check out the source for appropriate native in your area and purchase them to plant in YOUR garden! ...

Learn what and when to plant milkweed and nectar plants to create a Butterfly Waystation in YOUR garden!...

Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness, Improve Relationships with Mindfulness Yoga and meditation create mindfulness – a mental, emotional and spiritual presence in the moment that is truly YUMMY! Yes, it brings all the senses into focus and leaves all the world “outside” ourselves. A great way...

Yoga and meditation create mindfulness - a mental, emotional and spiritual presence in the moment that is truly YUMMY! Yes, it brings all the senses into focus and leaves all the world "outside" ourselves. A great way to have peaceful moments in the midst of...

Monarch butterflies are in severe decline. Learning about their miraculous life cycle and behaviors motivates us all to do all we can to save them from extinction....

What are the reasons for the severe decline of eastern and western monarch butterflies? Learn how you can help SAVE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES!...

LEGACY OF HOPE Program Objectives - Create Awareness, understanding, compassion, HOPE and encourage youth to reach out and ask for HELP....

Susie Vanderlip’s LEGACY OF HOPE Outline of Presentation     I. Eight Character Portrayals based on real people: • Gang Banger full of anger and rage with abusive, alcoholic father; • Cheerleader with alcoholic father trying to please him; • Young Adult Female Party Girl relying on boyfriend with addiction issues; •...

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 6”...

Watch video on how O.e. Testing of Newly eclosed Monarch Butterfly is done by Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist...

Many of us who raise monarch butterflies as well as children and adult visitors are greatly amused and entertained by monarch caterpillar behavior....

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