My Earth Day Celebration Project! If you know me at all you know I’m a huge supporter of The “R’s” recycling/reusing/repurpose/reduce and The “B’s” butterflies🦋 bee🐝 and (humming)Birds (aka our pollinators) so of course my earth day had to include those things! I repurposed our awesome cardboard wine protective packaging to plant milkweed seeds (for Monarch butterflies) that I harvested last fall and let sit in my cold garage overwinter (I spread some around my property last fall but the wild is unpredictable) and to plant some pollinators dream feast wildflower seeds. These are hanging out on my deck ...
The monarch butterfly 'Danaus plexippus' lays her eggs on milkweed...four days later the egg hatches and a caterpillar or larva stage begins! • Visit https://monarchwatch.org for more information on the monarch butterfly lifecycle. . . . . . #monarchbutterfly#monarchcaterpillars
#earthday2019 is a time to plant a native plant or flower in your yard to help nourish the butterflies and bees 💐🐝🦋 get your native plant like #milkweed at @beesonabicycle and support a in while celebrating our planet!
🌎❤️🙏🏼Today is a personal “Mother Earth Day” for me. We buried our mom at in the earth on this day when I was 17. I’m always reminded on this day. We will always miss her and feel her loss. In honor of our mom, and Earth Day 2019, I’ll be planting a few nature-nurturing plants in my yard: 5 Fuchsia & Salvias plants which feed the humming birds (as seen in photo). 6 drought tolerant Milkweed plants to attract, feed, and breed Monarch Butterflies which are almost endangered (see photo). 2 trees in my front yard for more oxigen in ...
With the weather warming up here, I finally got to plant my seeds. It’s a good combination of flowers, vegetables, and herbs. I got some planted right at full moon which is a good time. The seeds will live on the front porch of our gabled home where they are somewhat protected but also get good light. • Have you planted seeds? What are your favorite types? • • #seeds#plantingseeds
Happy Earth Day from the Horticulture Club! They are passing out free milkweed plants today from 12-2pm (or while supplies last) in the college center! The milkweed was grown on West Campus in our very own greenhouse! #earthday#earthday2019
Honor our planet by educating yourself on the importance of protecting our pollinators. Excellent resources can be found here https://xerces.org/ Happy Earth Day! Photo by Josh Mayes #pollinators#pollinatorgarden
For Earth Day, we thought we would share this beautiful image of a milkweed pod and seeds. You can create habitat wherever you are. Stay tuned this week for more information on a brand new program Nebraska has to offer! 📸 Biologist Sydney Hancock #thehabitatorganization#earthday
I made this pattern for monarch butterflies. In canada, the monarch butterflies are listed as endangered species. Is spring time now, by planting the right plants in your garden such as milkweed or zinnia will attract them and help them grow. I am loving the result how it turn out. Thank you @contradouk #endangeredspecies#earthday
Happy Earth Day! I hope you're able to get outside and celebrate this marvelous planet of ours today! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those of you planning your spring gardens, consider planting some milkweed for the monarch butterflies (it is the only thing they eat!) and single-top wild flowers like daisies & marigolds for the honeybees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #butterflypin by @wildshipstudio 📷 by @gathergoodsco ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ ⋒ #pingame
EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY! ♻️🌎🌿🦋 ⠀ We've been working hard throughout the past year to renew our commitments to the Earth and find ways to give back. We've launched new initiatives and programs this year that our company is excited to share. We hope you will join us in using these programs and promoting them in your community.⠀ ⠀ SAVE THE MONARCHS GIVEAWAY -⠀ Remove a harmful tropical milkweed plant, bring it in and receive ONE FREE NATIVE MILKWEED PLANT in exchange through April 25th! Tropical milkweeds are harming our monarchs. Do not plant them, plant native species only.⠀ ⠀ PLANTS ...
Mom just sent me these pictures of the monarchs that are unfolding in her garden. We went a little wild making sure we had a lot of milkweed this year because they showed up before ours woke up. 💚🌿 . . . . #monarch#monarchbutterfly
Asclepias humistrata, one of my favorite finds in the sandhill! This species belongs to the milkweed family and is endemic to the southeast. *swipe* as it matures, its leaves turn dark purple. The leaves feel rubbery, and if you puncture them, you’ll be able to see the white sap that is toxic and bitter to most animals. Some insects (monarch caterpillars), however, are immune to the toxin; and by eating milkweed leaves, accumulate the poison in their bodies and taste bitter and toxic to predators!
Presenting an array of detail, color, and symbolism when we let her celebrate. Thank you, strange blue rock we live on, for all you deliver. Apologies for all we mess up. Here’s to hoping we are learning how to make amends. Thought it fitting to choose a milkweed flower, a plant that represents endurance and survival. And the only plant the caterpillars of Monarchs can eat. Happy Earth Day! . . . #earthday2019#macroflowers
Happy #earthday! Taking a hike today? Stop in to the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes to get a free packet of milkweed 🌱 seeds! Packets are limited so be sure to get yours. Tonight: Stewardship in Our Backyards 7-8:30pm. FREE. Attend Stewardship in Our Backyards, by Natural Resources Specialist Nick Mikash. He will share how we maintain our natural areas in this urban environment and will reveal exciting upcoming habitat restoration projects. A short hike will follow. https://shakerlakes.org/spring-programs/ #cleveland ...
The Earth Day Theme for 2019 is “Save Our Species.” As you may know, we’ve been very active in the past couple years raising awareness (and caterpillars, and milkweed) of the Monarch Butterfly’s low numbers and loss of habitat. In June, the powers that be will decide if the Monarch Butterfly is to receive endangered species status. . You could celebrate earth day by sending money to a far away organization and hope that a little of it trickles down to the right efforts, OR you could stop in and ask for a free packet of milkweed seeds to plant ...
This is called Dog hobble (Leucothoe). This is an evergreen, and is a native plant. They call it dog hobble because the larger species of this grows long branches that get tangled and so dogs couldn’t run through it 😅!It grows well in light shade. Check out our profile and sign up for our monthly gardening emails with lots of free gardening tips. Please message us if we can answer any of your gardening questions!
My little monarch (Danaus plexippus) farm has been attracting a lot of pregnant butterflies! There was a massive butterfly gangbang happening too! #milkweed#butterflyorgy 🌸 🦋 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Surprise! Baby monarchs have been sighted! These almost-monarchs are enjoying their time on swamp milkweed (asclepias incarnata), which is native to this region. If you want to enjoy some monarchs this summer, check what milkweed species are native to your area. You can grow from seed or your local nurseries/ botanical gardens should have the species you need to make your own ~monarch waystation~ If you don’t have a yard to plant in, no problem! You can grow milkweed in raised beds or containers. Shoutout to all the #wildgreengardeners!