November Butterfly Gardens in South Texas

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I just returned from a far and distant land where thousands upon thousands of butterflies filled the many native plant wildlife gardens that I visited during my 10-day stay, which included the 18th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival. Many of the butterflies were exotic (to me) southern species that just make it into the United States. Since […]

2013 Wildlife Garden Tours

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This is the 22nd year I’ve been leading these tours of private backyard wildlife gardens.  And they just keep getting yummier and yummier! Be sure to mark your calendar with the following dates & plan to join me on one, several, or all NINE of the 2013 “Tours of Private Wildlife Gardens” (pdf) that I will […]

North Tour — Photo Gallery

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2013 “Tours of Private Wildlife Gardens” (pdf) with NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204 (609)898-8848   Tuesday, July 16: NORTH “Goshen to Dennisville” Wednesday, August 21: NORTH “Goshen to Dennisville” Thursday, September 26: NORTH “Goshen to Dennisville”   More details & how to register  

Gardening for Wildlife Workshops, March 2013

Hi Gang, Happy New Year! I am excited to share the dates (below) for my popular series of 5 property-owner, “Gardening for Wildlife” workshops (pdf). They’ll be held in March 2013, the perfect time to shake off winter and begin planning and planting (or enhancing) your property and wildlife garden. Native plants and wildlife-friendly practices […]

Hibernaculum: Winter Home to Red-spotted Purple

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On September 23, 2012, I watched one of the very last Red-spotted Purples in the garden. It danced around the Beach Plums and I thought it must be laying eggs. I looked closely at leaf after leaf, zeroing in on the very tip where Red-spotted Purples carefully lay their jewel-like egg, but could find none. […]

2012 Wildlife Garden TOURS

This is the 21st year I’ve been leading these tours of private backyard wildlife gardens.  And they just keep getting yummier and yummier! Be sure to mark your calendars with the following dates & plan to join me on one, several, or all NINE of the 2012 “Tours of Private Wildlife Gardens” that I will […]

One Woman’s Wild Life

Hi Gang, The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Ginny Smith did a feature on my efforts over the years to teach about Gardening for Wildlife, titled “One Woman’s Wild Life” (November 11, 2011). Have a fun read & pass it along to others you know who are keen on wildlife gardening, and some you may hope to hook […]

2011 Wildlife Garden TOURS

Hi Gardening Friends, Our spring garden was a show stopper with clouds of blooming Wild Columbine, Coral Bells, and Coral Honeysuckle and of course Ruby-throated Hummingbirds galore. Now it’s bursting at the seams as all the other perennials fill out and bump into each other. Common Milkweed and Butterflyweed are in full bloom and pulling […]

2012 Mid-County Tour — Photo Gallery

“Tours of Private Wildlife Gardens” with NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204 (609)898-8848 Saturday, July 14: MID-COUNTY “North Cape May to Rio Grande” Sunday, August 19:MID-COUNTY “North Cape May to Rio Grande” Friday, September 14:MID-COUNTY “North Cape May to Rio Grande” For more details & how to […]

2012 North Tour — Photo Gallery

“Tours of Private Wildlife Gardens” with NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204 (609)898-8848 Sunday, July 15: NORTH “Goshen to Dennisville” Friday, August 17: NORTH “Goshen to Dennisville” Saturday, September 15: NORTH “Goshen to Dennisville” For more details & how to register.