Tropical Milkweed OK for Monarch Butterflies, "Just Cut the Dang Stuff Down”
| | | April 30, 2015

Debate continues: Tropical milkweed Ok for Monarch butterflies, “just cut the dang stuff down.”… Read More

Q & A: Grad Student Dara Satterfield on Tropical Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies
| | | December 3, 2014

Graduate student Dara Satterfield caused quite a flutter recently when she was featured in the New York Times as the co-author of a study looking at how Tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, may be effecting the health of Monarch butterflies and … Read More

Tropical Milkweed: To Plant it or Not, it’s Not a Simple Question
| | | February 25, 2013

Planning your butterfly garden? To plant Tropical milkweed to attract Monarch butterflies or not, is not a simple quesiton.… Read More

Butterfly FAQ: Pros and Cons of Tropical Milkweed and What to do with a Winter Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar or Chrysalis
| | | January 13, 2012

Butterfly FAQs today: What to do with late season Monarch caterpillars you find this winter? And, some thoughts on the pros and cons of Tropical milkweed, that hearty, ubiquitous Monarch butterfly host plant.… Read More

Agrawal: Milkweeds don’t need Monarch butterflies, but Monarchs need milkweed
| | | March 21, 2017

Monarch butterflies and milkweed. We’ve explored the subject many times right here at the Texas Butterfly Ranch. But author Anurag Agrawal’s recently published Monarchs and Milkweed, A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and their Remarkable Story of Co-evolution adds a new dimension … Read More

When aphids suck the life from your milkweed, here's how to safely get rid of them
| | | August 9, 2016

How aphids SUCK the life out of your milkweed and what you can do to get rid of them… Read More

That ain’t no Monarch: meet these OTHER caterpillars that feed on milkweed
| | | July 30, 2016

Monarch butterflies are the most famous feeders of milkweed, but these OTHER caterpillars are also fans.… Read More

New study: nectar plants more important than milkweed for Monarch butterfly migration
| | | May 8, 2016

It’s not just about the milkweed: new study says nectar plants may be more important in helping save the Monarch butterfly migration.… Read More

Guidance on milkweed management confuses butterfly gardeners
| | | November 24, 2015

Official guidance from scientists about what to do regarding late season milkweed is confusing gardeners.… Read More

$300K Grant Awarded to UTSA to Study Monarch Butterfly, Inventory Texas Milkweeds
| | | June 26, 2015

San ANtonio’s UTSA receives $300K grant to study Monarch butterflies and native Texas milkweeds.… Read More

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