Today’s #PollinatorWeek post provides gardening tips, including those for patios/balconies, to attract butterflies and moths with the use and arrangement of nectar and host plants. Also, watch a video of a monarch caterpillar eating a milkweed leaf.
Answers to today's lepidopteran morphology fill-in-the-blank and word search puzzles. #PollinatorWeeK
Today’s post describes the form and structural features of lepidopterans. We invite you to test your knowledge with a fill-in-the-blank narrative and word search puzzle. The answers will post this evening. Good luck! #PollinatorWeek
Happy Pollinator Week! This year we are shining a spotlight on some of the most widely recognized insects in the world–butterflies and moths–with a series of posts, videos, and word puzzles throughout the week. Today’s post describes the Life Cycle of lepidopterans.
Homeowners with small yards or apartment dwellers with balconies may wonder what role they can play in supporting pollinators. The good news is that by selecting smaller sizes of woody plants and making creative use of containers, gardeners with limited space can enjoy appealing landscapes that attract a wide variety of these creatures.
The white oak is said to be the most useful tree in North America. This eastern species is known for the strong wood and silvery-gray (“white”) bark of its straight trunks. But its usefulness goes much further.