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Maybe it began with a Monarch Butterfly flitting through your garden. You decided to create a butterfly garden and attract more butterflies to your backyard. Then you tried your hand at raising a butterfly inside.

Do you have a Butterfly story, observation, tip and/or photos you would love to share with others?

Anyone checking out this website is also interested in butterflies....so please share with us. Maybe you have a favorite nectar flower in your garden, some ideas for raising butterflies inside or a beautiful butterfly photo.

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Stories and Tips from other Visitors

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Swallowtail who woke up too early 
Our house is in Southern Connecticut. It will be up in the 40s today (March 5) but I'm sure it will be getting colder again. We had many black swallowtail …

Tiger Swallowtail Funeral 
I was bicycling near the St. Croix River in Minnesota on a country road when I saw a flock of several tiger swallowtails fluttering near the roadside. …

Something to bring me joy... 
My mom died in June 09 from cancer, and although I found it difficult to speak at her graveside service I did so anyhow. When I was done a lady came up …

"A Special Butterfly" Another story from raising Black Swallowtails in Virginia 
Ruby was the next to the last one to emerge and she was born on my birthday! She is a special butterfly! I carefully put a heart on on wing and hope …

Raising Black Swallowtail Butterflies in Virginia 
One day out of the blue I wanted to raise butterflies. Did some research online and got some books and was on my way to raising black swallowtail butterflies. …

Monarch Caterpillars....Beware the Paper Wasp 
I bought a few Milkweed plants so I could attract and photograph Monarch butterflies. I planted the plants in my yard and the Monarchs showed up within …

Raising Monarchs In Illinois 
I decided in 2008 to raise Monarchs. I found common milkweed and transplanted it to garden. I also found some swamp milkweed and purchased Red milkweed …

Caterpillars eating Milkweed
Hungry little Fellows
 
I purchased a large milkweed plant and the caterpillars ate all the leaves. I will purchase another one soon. My question is will they eat the stems …

Creating a Monarch Oasis in a Small Miami Patio 
My husband and I have enjoyed watching the many butterflies (including zebras, monarchs, sulfurs, gulf fritllaries, queens and the occasional swallowtail) …

Raising Monarchs in Hawaii 
I've been raising Monarchs for a few years in Hawaii, where the caterpillars only eat Crown Flower leaves (we don't have milkweed). Sometimes it's hard …

Escondido, CA milkweed garden 
We started growing Milkweed in the Spring, and have been so happy with all the incredible experiences that have happened since! Right now we have …

Thanks to your Glorious Butterfly Website....... 
.....I learned how to successfully raise butterflies!!! Since I first found you, just over a month ago, I have raised 3 Monarchs and at the moment, …

New "butterfly group" in Florida starting out 
I am starting a butterfly group in our youth activities center on the navy base in Panama City Florida. I would like to know if you have any suggestions …

Red Admiral Butterfly 
I saw a Red Admiral Butterfly caught in a spiders web, managed to get it out, the butterfly was lively but could not fly. I gave it sugar water and wild …

Monarch chrysalis attached to a Q-tip. 
I came home from work the other morning to find that one of my cats had fallen while trying to attach to the top of the cage. I thought it was dead but …

Something is on my Parsley! 
Two years ago, I decided to grow my own herbs, as I loved the idea of going outside to freshly pick what I needed to prepare our dinner. It was early …

A Sort of Rescued Butterfly 
In 2010 I was running around outside with my dogs, and happened to see an orange flash in the corner of my eye. I turned my head to see a monarch sitting …

Flying south 
In the past 3 weeks I have been watching monarch butterflies hug the shoreline of Long Island, New York, on their way west, first to the mainland (New …

Black Swallowtail that emerged after wintering in its chrysalis in my shed! 
I had originally submitted photos of the stages of caterpillar and then they chrysalis that the caterpillar made. Here is a link to the original photos …

Monarch Life 
A week ago the Monarch laid her eggs on a sunny day. The babies were born two days ago. They are a bit active eating away at the milkweed. This year I …

Tropical Summer Surprise 
Our tropical Hawaiian temperatures range in the 70's to the high 80's. We experienced an early metamorphosis of the Monarchs in our neighborhood. …

Territorial Monarch? 
Yes, the Monarchs are still laying eggs in Houston, 3rd week of September. But yesterday morning, to my surprise, I saw a Monarch repeatedly chasing a …

Keep newly emerged separate 
I discovered that larger caterpillars in a terrarium will eat newly emerged smaller ones. I now keep each new caterpillar in a smaller cup till it is 1/2 …

Missing Caterpillars 
We purchased a milkweed plant and the Butterflies came. We had 10 caterpillars on one day and then only 3 the next. Do the birds eat them? What can …

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Monarchs Emerge But Aren't Viable 
I have 3 milkweed plants and have watched in awe as dozens of caterpillars eat and grow. I find the pupa and watch them but some of the butterflies …

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