Nature can be strange. You would not believe that the white catterpillar chrysalises into what looks like some sort of dragon. Don't know yet what the butterfly will look like. Will post a photo when it develops.
BY BUTTERFLY FARM & GARDENS OF SAN ANTONIO
Friday, April 23, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
They're here! There have been multiple sightings in San Antonio of hummingbirds. Our friends are here. Hope you have set out your feeders if not check your yard and bring in your old feeders, give them a good wash and fill them with fresh nectar. The preparation is quite simple just 1 part pure cane sugar to 4 parts water, no artificial color is needed.
The Monarch butterfly has left their wintering grounds in Mexico and are arrving in Texas. If you do not have milkweek do what you can to get some and set them out in your garden. They will need host plants for the next generation and will also need lots of flowers for nectar. We hope this will help. Other plants your garden should have are curled parsley for the black swallowtail and passion vines for the gulf fritirlary.
Monday, January 25, 2010
The hummingbird migration season starts February 3rd, 2010. For updates go to http://www.learner.org/jnorth/ . You can even participate by reporting your sightings. Are you prepared with clean feeders. It is time to check your yard for old feeders that need to be brought in to be cleaned and resupplied. We had a tough winter that killed a lot of our flowering plants the feeders will be a life-saver for our migrating friends.