Ladybirds in my house I had a 10-gallon aquarium sitting on our dining room table in 2011. I'd browsed Craigslist to find a rearing tank for monarchs. When I met with the seller in a McDonald's parking zone, I discovered she used to be about 13 , & her older brother got here out from the counter inside to oversee the $20 transaction. It felt like a drug deal.
In many ways it was I'm hooked on monarchs. I raised one hundred fifty that year from egg to wing, & this yr I raised best 5. As the last bits of habitat within the Midwest for natural world like monarch butterflies are being removed, our gardens are turning into closing refuges. Our small a lot provide possibilities to design new lawn spaces that do more good than we'd ever dreamed conceivable.
Keep wish, beauty and kindness alive within the landscape by providing a refuge for those threatened enchanters.