Friday, February 26, 2016

alternative food for monarch caterpillars.












There is a shortage of swan plants/

Gomphocarpus physocarpus/ swan plant

. Some schools are asking for donations of the plant which the Monarch butterflies eat.  My local garden Centre King's barn even gave plants free to families to grow in their garden.

sharing from Judy Lee with permission. Here she is feeding the monarch caterpillars with cucumber and pumpkin.
Last year, we had a shortage of swam plant, Gomphocarpus physocarpus/ swan plant
. Some schools are asking for donations of the plant which the Monarch butterflies eat. My local garden Centre King's barn even gave plants free to families to grow in their garden.
Thanks, Lee Judy, I will past on this information to New Zealand. Just cut thin pieces of pumpkin and slices of cucumbers and courgette.