February 5, 2019

Fair warning: This post might offend those with a more delicate disposition than my own. Outrage brings out my Jersey longshoreman lexicon, and I can’t bring myself to apologize for that right now.

So, The National Butterfly Center property in Mission, TX, has been inva...

December 31, 2018

Click on image to go to the Facebook page.

A while back, a friend mentioned a woman in Mabel, MN, who was a strong advocate for monarch butterflies, and that I should get in touch with her. I stored the info in my sometimes-muddled -- no, wait, altogether-too-often-mudd...

November 21, 2018

I've had a bad year for a number of reasons--mostly family health-related. It's kept me from maximizing my "pollinating life." It can end now, this damn year. I couldn't be more okay with that.

As you can see, we had a pretty good year for monarchs, though. We only rais...

June 12, 2017

I haven't posted in months, and I have a myriad of valid reasons and poor excuses.  I'll try to be concise and coherent in my attempt to catch up.

First of all, it hasn't been particularly pleasant weather-wise around here.  First it was cold and rainy - for days.  Th...

April 14, 2017

Look at this breathtaking little critter that was flitting around our property today.

If it understands English, it knows that it is as welcome as any bug that ever flew.  I kept babbling to it how happy I am that it's back and how I couldn't be more thrilled to see it....

February 3, 2017

After hours of research online and in stores, we've finally made some equipment purchase decisions. If all goes well, we'll be opening the store soon. We plan to start with shopping totes, produce bags, plantable note cards, habitat signs, and handmade pollinator-theme...

October 13, 2016

The Monarchs are all gone. We released the last one on 10/7. Look at this sad sight:

Before                                                                        After...

September 22, 2016

When I was out gathering milkweed for one of the "last" times, I found 2 cats.  One didn't look good, and it did die a couple days later.  The other didn't waste any time pupating along with a lot of the previous ones, so I was finally cat-free, which was a relief as n...

September 14, 2016

You can't walk by a milkweed plant on the way to the studio and not spot a caterpillar, it seems.  This photo doesn't include the 4 parasitized ones or the one hanging in my office.

This is the first of my Mexico-bound brood.  It should be emerging anytime now.  I'm hop...

September 8, 2016

But who's counting?

Please reload

Recent Posts

November 21, 2018

April 14, 2017

March 14, 2017

December 28, 2016

October 13, 2016

September 23, 2016

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.