Monthly Archives:: January 2015

Monarch Butterfly Count up Slightly

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We just got the news! The monarch butterfly colonies from the eastern migration measured an area of 1.13 hectares this year.  That’s 69% more from the record low population last year.  Cheering aside, this is still one of the lowest populations ever recorded.   There were 9 different colonies as reported by the National Commission of Natural Protected more »

Posted by & filed under Landscaping with Native Plants, What's New, Wild for Monarchs.

Hosted by Wild Ones Tennessee Valley, the fourth annual Native Plant Symposium to be held on January 24th at The Humanities Auditorium at Chattanooga State Community College was created with both casual and experienced gardeners in mind. You will leave with practical tips and suggestions on landscape design and plant selection. The symposium features practical more »

Tropical Milkweed and Monarch Parasites

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There has been much discussion going on about a recent article about a scientific study (Satterfield et al., 2015) focused on tropical milkweed and monarch parasites.  Our partner in Wild for Monarch, Monarch Joint Venture, has prepared an excellent response to many of these questions.  “This research shows very clearly that monarchs breeding on tropical milkweed throughout more »

Last Day to Register for Lunch for THWN Conference

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A NATIVE PLANT, NATURAL LANDSCAPE CONFERENCE   Pre-registration is open through Wednesday, January 21st and luncheon reservations are open through today, Tuesday, January 20th for the  Toward Harmony with Nature Conference.  The conference will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Oshkosh Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Stanley Temple, Senior Fellow with the more »