From the monthly archives: November 2012

When people see my common monarch flower (Asclepias syriaca) plants and seeds, many say “I already have this.  I have a butterfly bush.”  Monarch flowers (Asclepias species) are different than the butterfly bush (Buddleia species).  While butterfly bushes will provide attractive nectar for adult butterflies (including monarchs), no species of butterfly in North America can [...]

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Witch hazel!  On Sunday I zoomed over to one of my Southold bee yards to secure the hives before Hurricane Sandy came to town.  Securing beehives….sounds more technical than the work itself.  I heaved cinder blocks and heavy rocks onto the top of each hive in hopes that the covers would not blow off or [...]

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