Category Archives: Mexican Flame Vine

Big Release Day For Monarch Butterflies

Today was a big release day for Monarch Butterflies.  We released a total of 6 Monarchs today.  We also found a Monarch and Gulf Fritillary feeding on the Mexican Flame Vine. My plan was to place each of the 6 Monarchs on this Cherry Blossom and take a few pictures.  Of course that plan failed […]

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December 2010 Monarch Butterfly Garden Update

I don’t have any pictures to share tonight but I thought I’d provide an update on our Butterfly Garden, particularly with the Monarchs. Strangely enough, we have quite a few Monarch Butterflies right now.  We’ve been releasing 1-2 Monarchs per day for the last couple of weeks.  In a way, this makes some sense.  In […]

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Cloudless Sulphur, Fritillaries, And Monarchs

We still had quite a few Butterflies today, but a few less Monarchs than yesterday. The Butterflies that were really abundant today were the Gulf Fritillaries. The Mexican Milkweed appeared to be a popular gathering place for both the Monarchs and the Fritillaries.  Sometimes the Fritillaries and Monarchs would share the Milkweed, other times they […]

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Updated Butterfly Garden

I couldn’t stand it any longer.  Although there is a chance of freezing weather this week, I just had to go buy some new plants.  I’ve been tired of looking in the backyard and seeing nothing but brown. I previously had about 10 milkweed plants (which have been in pots that I take indoors when […]

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