Category Archives: Butterfly Garden

Appeal to Spare Ivy and Save Butterflies

Ivy is providing late food to butterflies and other insects which are still on the wing because of the unseasonably warm weather, conservationists said. The RSPB is urging people to spare ivy in their gardens, for the benefit of insects … Continue reading

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Karnataka’s Butterfly Park To Take Wing Again

If all goes well, the nation’s first Butterfly Park which lies in shambles may take wings again. Described as Asia’s biggest park, the facility located at Bannerghatta Biological Park was ignored a year after its inauguration in 2006. But now, … Continue reading

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NORTH COAST GARDENING: Butterflies, Birds, Bees Love Darwin Barberry

The much-needed sun and warmth of these recent January afternoons have enticed a variety of wild creatures to the garden. Suddenly a few dandelions bloom in the grass. No big deal at first, but look, there is a sparrow devouring … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming in Paradise?: Camphor Daisy (Rayjacksonia phyllocephala)

First impression: Cute, bright flowers have extra-large sunny yellow centers with petite slender petals in the same color. Oodles of flowers in multitudes, as are the seed pods in a wheat-colored hue. The seeds pods are upright and stiff carrying … Continue reading

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The Constant Gardener

An ambitious green thumb and her helpful husband team up to tend a winning garden in Lake Elmo — and to collaborate on a humorous his-and-hers gardening book. Most gardeners tend a plot or two. But Chris Trevis is an … Continue reading

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Female Butterflies Face Winter Courtship Woes

Some female butterflies adopt the mating patterns of their male counterparts in certain conditions, a new Yale study shows. Yale researchers published a study in the Jan. 7 issue of the journal Science that discovered that the temperature during larval … Continue reading

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Littlies Enjoy A Flight of Fantasy

WIDE-EYED preschoolers keen to discover the magic of butterflies flocked to Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden for a “bush kids” activity on Friday. Samantha Millner, who brought Ruby, 2, Charlotte, 7, and Elliot, 5, to the activity, said it was a nice … Continue reading

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Mercer Announces Winning Design for Butterfly Sanctuary

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole is excited to announce the winning design for a butterfly sanctuary at Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. Through a design competition among landscape architecture students from Texas A&M University, seven teams presented designs … Continue reading

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Trench Wood Nature Reserve Goes Butterfly Friendly

A historic wood in Worcestershire is being made more butterfly friendly by a local wildlife trust. The Trench Wood nature reserve, between Droitwich Spa and Worcester, was once used by a brush company to grow wood for broom handles. Worcestershire … Continue reading

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Work to Improve Butterfly Habitat to Begin At Nature Reserve

WORK to improve an important butterfly habitat is due to start at Trench Wood nature reserve near Droitwich Spa. The work will take place in the south-eastern pocket of the woodland and will involve clearing 30m rides through the woodland … Continue reading

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