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   From this page, you can quickly access some of the articles Rose Franklin has written in the past few years. You'll find information on butterfly gardening, butterfly rearinging, and butterfly conservation.
   Whether you are a beginner to butterfly gardening or a master at it, you will likely enjoy reading some of these articles.
To access the article you would like to read, just click on its title below. When you are finished reading and wish to return to this page, click on Back to the 'Articles on Butterfly Gardening' page.

Butterfly Gardening
In this article, Rose tells you how to attract butterflies to your property. She includes lists of nectar plants that should be incorporated into a butterfly garden.

Save the Butterflies
   Butterfly populations have declined by approximately 40% in the last 40 years. In this article, Rose explains the causes for decreased butterfly numbers and tells how we might significantly increase their numbers. This article also defines 'butterfly host plants' and lists the host plants for many butterfly species.

An Introduction to Milkweed
   Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed (Asclepias) After reading this article, you will know which Asclepias species to plant for luring Monarchs to your garden for egg-laying.

Monarch Metamorphosis
   The life stages of a Monarch butterfly are sequentially described and pictured. Learn how quickly Monarchs go from eggs to adult butterflies.

Baltimore Checkerspots
   The life cycle of Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies is sequentially described and pictured in this article.

Grow Your Own Monarch Butterflies
   Monarch butterflies are easy to grow. Learn how you can grow Monarch butterflies in your own home.

You will also find articles at the bottom of the 'Butterfly Host Plants', 'Milkweed', and 'Save the Monarch' pages.


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