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Review of Monarchs and Milkweed by Anurag Agrawal

Monarchs and Milkweed by Anurag Agrawal is an engaging story about a butterfly, a flower and the poison that unites them in their struggle for existence. Non-fiction at its finest! Continue reading

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The Monarch Butterfly and the Thistle Flower

For years, I have been seeking in vain for a clear view of the elusive Monarch butterfly.  Only this year, with the milkweed on the the decline and the thistle on the ascendancy, did I get a good, close look … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Dogbane from Milkweed

Dogbane and Milkweed look similar before they bloom. Here are some tips on how to tell them apart. Continue reading

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Recognizing Milkweed

I  have been fixating on milkweed. Two years ago, I found  plenty of milkweed on my property. There was purple milkweed, with its pinkish blooms. There was common milkweed, with its less brilliant kind of purple. And there was even … Continue reading

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Milkweed Flowers

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Milkweed comes in three varieties, common, purple and butterfly. All three attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Continue reading

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