Living the Country Life
More
Close

Butterflies Content

Story
Milkweed providse both the nursery and the food supply for the butterflies
Monarch butterflies are always hanging around our place.  We have plenty of milkweed for them to lay their eggs on and for the caterpillars to dine on. Every year the plant sends up new shoots...
Story
The USDA has money available to help producers in ten states establish monarch habitat
The fluttering of orange-and-black monarch butterflies used to be a common site in my area, but they aren’t around as much anymore. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service,...
Story
Native trees are what bees and butterflies prefer
When we talk about planting for pollinators, we often think about native wildflowers. But trees are just as important. Nationwide, the top trees for pollinators are oak, cherry, plum, willow, birch,...
Story
USDA launches new conservation effort to aid these important pollinators.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a new conservation effort to help agricultural producers provide food and habitat for monarch butterflies in the Midwest and southern Great Plains....
Story
Plant for pollinators this year during National Pollinator Week, June 15 – 21, 2015.
National Pollinator Week is a celebration of the valuable eco-system services provided by bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and beetles, and was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership...
Story
The Consortium is a new effort to enhance the monarch butterfly’s habitat in Iowa.
Monsanto Co. has pledged $100,000 to Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to support the new Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium.   “Monsanto’s...
Slideshow
Take a look at these new products to help you achieve your gardening goals this year!
Slideshow
Create a biodiverse ecosystem in your backyard with these tips from Kim Eierman.
Create a biodiverse ecosystem in your backyard with these tips from Kim Eierman.
Blog Post
I let the milkweeds grow in the back of my garden to provide habitat for monarch butterflies. Jodi Henke, radio editor for Living the Country Life, brought some milkweed pods to the office last week...
Story
Millions of monarchs are flying south for the winter
One of nature’s greatest spectacles is the annual monarch butterfly migration as they fly south to their winter homes for hibernation. There are no other insects in the world that migrate twice...

Pages