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OJM on GCNow!

Check out my debut article in Gloucester County Now’s new “Healthy Living” section: Mending Monarchs with Milkweed on Earth Day.

You can look for my articles each week! 7 more words


Day 126: Milkweed Flowers

I posted the flower buds before. This is what they’ll look like once those buds bloom.

365 Project

State Seeks Help Restoring Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population

CHICAGO (CBS) – State officials were asking the public to help in an effort to restore the population of a state symbol.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the monarch butterfly has been the state’s official insect for nearly 40 years , thanks to the lobbying efforts of a group of 3rd graders from Decatur. 315 more words


Genus Asclepias

Recently, when I was in Baja California Mexico, I came across this magnificent 7 foot tall milkweed plant with flowers and seed pods.  Can anyone ID the butterfly?   34 more words


Leave It For the Butterflies

Spring comes so fast here. Last week my children were wearing snow boots. This week they are asking for their flip flops. My daughters want to plant a butterfly garden with milkweed for the monarchs. 663 more words

Strikes me as garden variety sweetness

A year ago I wrote here about the attractive traits of gardeners and their wonderful, curious way of viewing the world. They don’t just look at a landscape, and take in the trees, flowers and foliage. 863 more words