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Sometimes they just don't want to leave homeūüĆĽ#monarchbutterfly

A photo posted by Kim Smith (@kimsmithdesigns) on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:24am PDT

Thank you Nicole Duckworth for the photo caption :)


Please Share Your Monarch Butterfly Sightings ~ Thank You!

There have been few Monarch sightings this summer but I have been hoping for a strong fall migration. The migration is peaking in Kansas and we are always a little bit behind. 127 more words


Vote Today to Choose the Massachusetts State Butterfly!

Here’s how you can help¬†choose the Massachusetts state butterfly –

The choice is between the Black Swallowtail, the Great Spangled Fritillary, and the Mourning Cloak butterflies. 249 more words


Thank you Lauren from Manchester!

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

So many thanks to my new friend Lauren, who generously shared cuttings from her American Birch Tree growing in her fantastic habitat garden. 138 more words

Lepidoptera ~ Butterflies, Skippers, And Moths


Noticeably growing larger day by day, the biggest caterpillar of our batch of Cecropia Moth caterpillars (nicknamed Mothra) still has a ways to go before he/she pupates and becomes a cocoon for the winter. 164 more words

Lepidoptera ~ Butterflies, Skippers, And Moths

Cecropia Moth Caterpillars and Shout Out to Gloucester Water Chief Engineer Larry Durkin and Senator Bruce Tarr

Our caterpillars of the beautiful Cecropia Moth, given by friend Christine, are in their second instar and growing rapidly on a steady diet of birch leaves. 114 more words

Lepidoptera ~ Butterflies, Skippers, And Moths