Q & A: Edith Smith, Shady Oak Butterfly Farm, talks Endangered Species Act and More
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Q&A: Butterfly Breeder Edith Smith talks about Monarchs possible listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and more… Read More

Butterfly Farmer Edith Smith Keeps it All in the Family at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm
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Florida Butterfly Farmer Edith Smith generously shares her wisdom and keeps the business in the family at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm… Read More

Monarch butterfly migrating population drops 27%, freak sleet storm to blame
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Officials in Mexico announced Wednesday that the population of migrating Monarch butterflies dropped 27% this season, marking a setback in two consecutive years of growth from the historic low of 2014. A freak sleet storm gets the blame. Just last year, … Read More

When aphids suck the life from your milkweed, here's how to safely get rid of them
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How aphids SUCK the life out of your milkweed and what you can do to get rid of them… Read More

Texas Comptroller's office provides update on Monarch butterfly research, ESA status
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Texas State Comptroller’s office gives update on Monarch butterfly research, endangered species listing… Read More

Guidance on milkweed management confuses butterfly gardeners
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Official guidance from scientists about what to do regarding late season milkweed is confusing gardeners.… Read More

Late season Monarch butterflies create gardening quandary
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Late season Monarch butterflies beg lots of questions about best practices for pollinator gardening.… Read More

Increased cash, awareness, rain, egg-laying: good news for 2015 Monarch butterfly migration
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Monarch butterfly migration likely to be robust thanks to rain, fertile egg laying in the Midwest and raised public awareness.… Read More

Tropical Milkweed OK for Monarch Butterflies, "Just Cut the Dang Stuff Down''
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Debate continues: Tropical milkweed Ok for Monarch butterflies, “just cut the dang stuff down.”… Read More

NYTimes, Commercial Butterfly Breeders Raise Awareness of OE to Help Monarchs
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When it comes to Monarch butterflies, OE is not OK. The nasty spore can debilitate the migrating creatures.… Read More

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