Tag: "Monarch butterfly"

Gardeners' thoughts should turn to Spring

Gardeners’ thoughts should turn to Spring

It may be midwinter, but the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust is urging all butterfly gardeners to think about spring, and the most royal of butterflies, the Monarch. “Earlier this year many gardeners were upset that their caterpillars were dying,” said Jacqui Knight, Secretary of the Trust. “People run out of milkweed (swan plant), and […]

Tag a butterfly... help science!

Tag a butterfly… help science!

Ever wonder where Monarch butterflies go for the winter? The Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust is looking for New Zealand ‘citizen scientists’ to report sightings, as the Monarchs follow their annual migration. A degree is not needed; anyone can take part, and everyone, schools included, are welcome to join the Trust’s annual project.  Secretary Jacqui Knight […]

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies

The monarch butterfly is a great fascination for gardeners, we just love seeing them flitting around our gardens during the summer months. Some become very worried when they don’t have these butterflies arrive in their gardens, at the expected time each year with no caterpillars on any of the many swan plants, they have specially […]