Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail.
This month I want to talk about how to distinguish ... READ MORE
I am honored to announce that my colleague Michele Wood and I are the recipients of the Association of Communication Excellence International Bronze Award in the Graphic Design Posters category for the Atala Steppingstone Infographic. ... READ MORE
Jardinería de mariposas de Florida
Florida es el hogar de casi 200 especies de mariposas. Atraiga mariposas a su jardín plantando una variedad de plantas hospedantes de larvas para orugas y plantas de néctar para mariposas adultas. Las ... READ MORE
Stars of the Garden: Resident Butterflies of Pinellas County is available in the lawn and garden section of the Pinellas County Extension Service website. This seventy-page online/PDF resource, compiled by Ellen Mahany, Master Gardener Volunteer, ... READ MORE
Have you ever noticed that most butterflies have different patterns on the tops and undersides of their wings? The topsides are thought to be colored to attract mates and, in some cases, to warn predators. Since butterflies rest with their wings ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly butterflies blog!
Did you know that Florida is home to more than 150 species of butterflies? Another 200 species migrate through our state every year. There are in fact more species of butterflies than any other ... READ MORE
There are several reasons why life is just better with butterflies in it.
Most importantly for the ecosystem, they are pollinators. Many plants require pollinators to reproduce and butterflies fulfill that roll as they gather pollen on their ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife.
As urban areas rapidly increase worldwide, our urban yards are the first defense ... READ MORE
Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provides food for insects, which helps to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be part of the solution ... READ MORE
Once thought extinct, the rare Florida atala butterfly was rediscovered and can thrive with a little help from Florida residents. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the Manatee Observation and Education Center, Heathcote Botanical Gardens ... READ MORE