BY BUTTERFLY FARM & GARDENS OF SAN ANTONIO

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Strange Ways of Nature

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.


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Friday, April 23, 2010

Adoption News


Happy mama releases baby. This lovely butterfly was adopted and released by it's owner April 23rd.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Can a Bug Be Beautiful?

A bug can in deed be beautiful. This is a very small creature on a chamomile flower. We must take the time to notice these small things as it adds to the enjoyment of life.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wildflowers in Texas


There are acres of wildflowers at S37 and 1604. Just exit and stay on the frontage road going South you will see the acres of Bluebonnets behind the gas station. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hummingbirds Sighted in San Antonio


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.

Monarchs Arrive in Texas

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

Hummingbird Migration


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.