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Butterflies & Milkweed Info


Butterflies: Information, Links & Resources



http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch.html Follow in the path of the mighty monarch on it's journey!

http://plants.usda.gov/pollinators/butterflies.pdf United States has over 700 species of butterflies. Explore the basic families, larval foraging habits, adult butterfly nectar sourcing and plant listings as well as basic info on home habitat we can provide.

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/Monarch_Butterfly/index.shtml  The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is among the most recognized, studied, and loved of all of North America’s insects and this Information packed page provides links to educational brochures and agencies.

http://www.xerces.org/monarchs/ Many interesting facts and conservation information

Butterfly Garden Certification Program by North American Butterfly Association: http://nababutterfly.com/butterfly-garden-certification-program/

Butterfly Garden Plants List by state http://nababutterfly.com/regional-butterfly-garden-guides/

Here is an example for Califronia:  http://nababutterfly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ca_santabarbara_foothills.pdf


Information and images from CSU Stanislaus on growing Asclepias fascicularis  http://esrp.csustan.edu/vfpc/profiles/ASFA.pdf 


USDA Plant Guide to Asclepias fascicularis: History on ethnobotanical uses, wildlife uses, collecting seeds, growing and cultural information:  http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_asfa.pdf 


US Forest Service photographic reference of milkweed that is common to different regions in US: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/Monarch_Butterfly/documents/MilkweedInfoSheet.pdf


USDA Showy Milkweed Asclepias speciosa fact sheet on uses and culture: http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_assp.pdf




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