Milkweed Photos & Videos

2 hours ago

My milkweed is buzzing with activity. Don’t reach for the wasp spray. Give these unappreciated pollinators a chance. They’re not as good at it as honey 🐝 but they are beneficial garden insects. I go about my business and they do the same. We coexist on the same deck, around the same plants (they even pose for me🙂) Take the time to learn about the different species of bees and wasps before rushing to wipe them all out!! #savewasps #nopesticides #beneficialinsects #milkweed #gardening #savepollinators #plantnativeplants #waspphotography #insectphotography #insectconservation #shutterqueenink #createmoreconservation

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3 hours ago

I am so proud of this girl! She found out about a crisis and set out to fix it. In the last few years monarch butterfly populations have dwindled. LaDessa wants to plant milkweed to help bring the butterflies back from the endangered list. With the help of Jessica from @bakercreekseeds, LaDessa now has seeds to plant on our Homestead to encourage monarch butterflies to stop by. #bakercreekisthebest #bakercreekseeds #bakercreekheirloomseeds #thankyoubakercreek #empoweringchildren #monarchbutterfly #milkweedformonarchs #milkweed #sustainableliving #farmher #bighearhomestead #bigbearnation

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4 hours ago

Got to help @dnewlove and her class release some butterflies yesterday! It was fun seeing the kids loving the butterflies. ❤️🦋❤️ at Saint Petersburg, Florida

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17 hours ago

Happy World Bee Day! Did you know.... 🐝 Approximately one third of the food we eat is the result of honey bee pollination 🐝 A productive queen can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day 🐝 The average worker bee produces only about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime 🐝 On average, a worker bee in the summer lives six to eight weeks. Their most common cause of death is wearing their wings out What you can do for pollinators- 💀 STOP using harmful pesticides 🌺plant native plants with different colors, shapes and flowering times 🦋plant milkweed for monarch butterflies 🏨 install a pollinator hotel for solitary nesting bees . . . #80milesnorth #WorldBeeDay #beekeeping #beekeeper #nativeplants #nopesticides #milkweed #pollinators #protectourpollinators #savethebees

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17 hours ago

I'm so excited to see these pollinators in my garden. I've been trying for the last months to cultivate a pollinator and #monarchbutterfly habitat in my garden. I grew up in Pacific Grove, California, which claims to be "butterfly town, USA." As a child, I used to pick up the tired, aged Monarchs on my way home from the bus stop and put them in a box with honey and water to ressusitate them. The sky would be filled with them.🦋 This year, I only saw one in the whole season. 98 percent of their population in California is gone. The cause is the destruction of milkweed, the only plant the caterpillars will eat. It's up to us to make a change so that our children live in a world that is as beautiful as the one we grew up in. So, I'm hoping my backyard milkweed grow quickly enough for a Monarch to happen upon. 🌱🐛 #savethepollinators #savethebees #milkweed #pacificgrove #growmilkweed #pollinatorgarden #california #forthenextgeneration #enchantedplaces

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18 hours ago

One of my favorite native plants and it does so well in my climate whereas a lot of the “native” milkweeds in the trade do not. Asclepias perennis or aquatic milkweed. It also tolerates a lot more shade than most of the other Asclepias. Every garden that can accommodate this plant should have one! PS native bees loooove this one 💕 🐝

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19 hours ago

Still no signs of monarch butterflies in our garden, but I dreamt about them last night 🙏🏽 Hopefully a positive premonition... in the meantime here is one of our babies last year getting oh-so-chubby and leaning on the milkweed leaf like a pillow 😍 #monarchcaterpillar #larvaelove #savethepollinators #savethemonarchs #veryhungrycaterpillar #insects #insectsofinstagram #caterpillar #naturephotography #nature #pollinatorgarden #milkweed #milkweedformonarchs #pollinatorgarden #plantsofinstagram #cute at Oakland, California

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20 hours ago

Fruits of the milkweed flowers I've been posting photos of since May 2. Green-flowered milkweed, Asclepias asperula ssp. capricornu. The fruits, which are 4-5 inches long, are the reason for the other common name of Antelope-horn. #txhillcountry #hillcountry #hillcountrytx #texashillcountry #hillcountrytexas #wildflowers #wildflowersofinstagram #wildflowersoftexas #texas #milkweed #asclepias #antelopehorn #weeds #asclepiasasperula #fruits #nature #naturestudy #naturalworld #flowers #naturalhistory #inaturalist #comalcounty #roadsideflowers #cellphonephotography #greenmilkweed at Canyon Lake, Texas

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21 hours ago

🌱MILKWEED® Vanilla Marshmallows Monarch made for last week’s s’more party and grand opening of NYC’s @comebackdaily shop in the East Village!!!! Proud and honored to be friends with these peeps. Congrats y’all! Much love from Monarch in Vermont!!!! ❤️🚀🔥 📸= @chefsarahsugar wow! #marshmallows #comebackdaily #nyc #eastvillage #cbd #tribeca #cannabidiol #marijuana #edibles #marijuanaedibles #newyork #newyorkcity #congratulations #grandopening #vanilla #monarchandthemilkweed #milkweed #milkweedcannabisconfections #cannabis #cannabisconfections #vt #vermont #802tothe212 #burlingtonvt #smores #toasty #courtyardcampfire #itstheeastvillagegoforit at New York, New York

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22 hours ago

Happy #WorldBeeDay. There was one volunteer sunflower in the garden last summer and it received lots of visitors including my monarchs and the garden bees. Take a look at the two photos and compare the size of the worker bees in the first photo to the queen bee in the second. Love the bees! They are all important. monarchbutterfly #monarchbutterflies #metamorphosis #pollinators #monarchmigration #bombus #raisingmonarchs #journeynorth #entomology #Lepidoptera #monarchcaterpillars #gardens #bees #milkweed #monarchwatch #savethemonarch #asclepias #monarchtagging #mariposamonarca #monarchmigration #mothernaturesbeauty #butterflygarden #citizenscience #eclosion #xercessociety #monarchjointventure #monarchwaystation #bees #nativepollinatorinitiative

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22 hours ago

Well the beds are finally planted! C did an amazing job this year growing almost all the seedling inside we had to buy only 3 things. #brandywine , #kobachasquash #watermelon I cannot wait for! Picture 1 my trellis' have been built but I still need to net the two for the tomatoes. We also planted the annuals this week including #marigolds #petunias #morningglories and more! We have also done way more planting then I thought we were going to have time for this spring in the front yard/ #nativespecies garden. We have #lupine (as seen at the end) #milkweed #beebalm #dwarffoxglove and most excitingly #blackraspberries! Happy May Long folks! #spring #garden #longweekend

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24 hours ago

BDRFI GINAN (BUTTERFLY GARDEN) sign is ready for another year! Can't wait to add it for the recess yard! at Boston, Massachusetts

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1 day ago

I’ve been working on a new project lately and I’m SUPER excited about it!! It focuses on the single thing I’m most passionate about: Simple and #sustainable living. A lot of my daily activities and habits revolve around my appreciation for our planet. I try to do the best I can at living harmoniously with the earth, but I know there are lots of ways I can improve. So, once a month I’ll tackle a new tactic for combating our climate crisis and create designs advocating tips & tricks for anyone and everyone who wants to live a little greener! I’ll do my research and report back to you guys 😉 Follow along with me as I learn about new, practical ways to care for our home. We all have a part to play, what’s yours? 👩‍🌾🌄🙋🙌🌱 at Wisconsin

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1 day ago

Had to buy more #milkweedformonarchs #milkweed If you are raising caterpillars make sure the plant isnt sprayed with pesticides! I bought a plant earlier at home depot and the cats wouldnt eat it 😭These caterpillars are an expensive hobby though 😂 #yogamom

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1 day ago

Happy butterfly!

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1 day ago

It’s been a bit more than a rotation of the 🌍 since the last post, but all continues on growing here. May is upon us in all its glory, ripening berries and #celestefigs, #asianpersimmons and #muscadinegrapes. 🍇 The #milkweed is preparing to receive her annual guest, the inimitable monarch. 🧡Students grow their greens and they reliably produce. 🌱 • • • And the gardener raises a toast to the kale and the life and the Maker of it all🙌🏼

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1 day ago

This is Spiderwort also known as ‘Sweet Kate’. This is a perennial and has a shocking lime green foliage and dark purple flowers. Go to our profile page and click on our link to learn more about what to do in your garden in May!

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1 day ago

I had never seen this before. I love taking pictures of flowers and plants to get back home and research. This one is Redring Milkweed. It's food for bees, wasp, flies, ants, and butterflies. Some species of milkweed are medicinal. Helping with things like wart removal and lung disease. I use to look at wild plants like they were weeds. It was when I started learning that plants are medicines that I begin to look at them in a whole new way. Now I see life instead of "just weeds" . . . . #plantsaremedicine #medicine #flaggmoutain #nature #bees #butterflies #milkweed #hike #friendsofflagg #alabama #homeschool #homeschooling

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