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Butterfly Habitat Plants

Monarch caterpillars on Milkweed

Butterfly Garden DIY: How To Jesse taught a workshop at a regional garden expo. “Butterfly Garden DIY: How To” was the topic. Subsequently we’ve heard from folks who wanted to attend and couldn’t. This post will summarize the butterfly habitat gardening presentation. A wildlife biologist friend writes frequently about butterfly gardening and the lifecycles of […]

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Building Monarch butterfly habitat at the farm

Monarch butterfly habitat at the farm. A week in recent memory there was a disheartening NY Times article that illuminated this year’s decline in Monarch butterfly species population.  Building Monarch butterfly habitat at the farm seemed like a nice idea. Our local organic farmer friend agreed to collaborate on building some Monarch butterfly habitat at

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Monarch Waystation Breeding Success Imagine our delight to see a Monarch caterpillar at the Saratoga Springs Healthy Living Market’s certified Monarch Waystation during a visit this week! When we initially envisioned and discussed the Monarch waystation project, we mentioned not expecting to even see butterflies this year. We definitely didn’t think we’d see Monarch breeding

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ecological landscape design

Ecological Landscape Design in Ballston Spa, NY Sometimes a strategy ecologically savvy landscape designers use to decide what to plant where on a property is to observe what plants are already growing. The observation can be used as an ecological indicator. The new butterfly garden in Malta, NY, installed over the past week was subject

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Lake George Rain Gardens Progress A recent year we collaborated with some other local contractors on a large rain garden project in Lake George, NY. This week we returned to take some photos of the rain gardens progress. Shown above is the rain garden that we manipulated to behave as a wetland habitat; this piece

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