MONARCH CATERPILLAR CRISIS 

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“HELP! I HAVE RUN OUT OF MILKWEED!

 

Running out of milkweed leaves this time of year is NORMAL.  This is natures way of insuring fresh leaves for the next generation. This is the most important generation as it will migrate to Mexico.

 

You WILL have some caterpillars that will turn to chrysalis.  Keep in mind 1 FEMALE WILL LAY 200 EGGS A DAY.  So, all you really need for this last round will be one female and one male and your back in business!   

 

We want to save every caterpillar but remember, the NEXT generation is THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE.  IT WILL MIGRATE.

 

Tropical Milkweed (the kind we sold) regenerates leaves in about 2-3 weeks.  This will give the NEXT A MOST IMPORTANT GENERATION fresh, clean, healthy leaves.  

 

Stripped plants will also give you a chance to CLEAN UP YOUR PLANTS and destroy aphids and milkweed beetles.

 

 

Thanks for helping the Monarchs!

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MOSQUITO SPRAYING BEE & BUTTERFLY ALERT!

City & County trucks will soon be driving down streets spraying for mosquitos! This spray is highly toxic to bees, butterflies, fish and hummingbirds! THERE IS NO WARNING! You must call the City of Little Rock or County if you raise pollinators or fish in your yard so they do not spray your street.

If you live inside the Little Rock city limits call 311. They will add your street to the NO SPRAY list. If you live OUTSIDE the city limits, like Roland or Ferndale call 501-340-6800 and leave a message. They will call right back. It is very easy to get taken off the spray list.