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Calling all young nature enthusiasts! Elevate your backyard into a bird-friendly haven with these exciting and easy-to-make DIY bird feeder ideas. Not only do these projects nurture creativity, but they also provide a front-row seat to the wonders of birdwatching. Let’s dive into a world of imaginative bird feeders that both kids and adults can …

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In the world of gardening and wildlife conservation, the terms “butterfly weed” and “milkweed” are often used interchangeably, leading to confusion among gardeners. However, these two plants, while related, are different. To better understand their unique characteristics and benefits, let’s delve into the differences between butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) and milkweed (Asclepias spp.). When people …

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Milkweed plants are not just another pretty flower in your garden; they play a crucial role in supporting the declining monarch butterfly population. Monarch butterflies rely on milkweed as a host plant for their larvae. To help these support monarch populations, it’s important to harvest milkweed seeds so you can grow more milkweed in your …

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As autumn leaves begin to fall, it’s tempting to clear away the debris to maintain a tidy garden and yard. Before you reach for that rake, consider leaf litter’s vital role in nurturing your garden and supporting a diverse range of wildlife over the winter months. I have more than 20 trees in my yard, …

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Growing milkweed is the holy grail of butterfly and pollinator gardening, and this guide will answer the most asked questions about our favorite plant! What is milkweed and why is it important? Milkweed is a perennial plant native to North America. There are over 100 types of milkweed. It’s an important plant because it’s the …

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Container gardens are a great alternative to planted gardens for a variety of reasons. Whether you don’t have the yard space or just want the easier maintenance, you can easily create a container butterfly garden in planters. While it may not seem like it initially, plants that make up the best butterfly gardens can also …

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