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Male ruby-crowned kinglet

Winter’s Tiny Jewel: How to Attract Ruby-crowned Kinglets

In this post, you will learn how to bring one of the smallest birds in North American, the ruby-crowned kinglet, into your winter garden. With its round little body, twitchy movements, and doe-eyed face, the ruby-crowned kinglet may also be one of the cutest birds you’ll encounter anywhere.  Why Ruby-crowned Kinglets? While we are graced […]

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Gulf fritillary on cut-leaf coneflower

Spotting Silver: How to Attract Gulf Fritillary Butterflies

In this article, you will learn about gulf fritillary ecology and which native plants to grow to bring this butterfly to your garden. Why gulf fritillaries? In the southeast, gulf fritillary butterflies are the “other” migratory orange butterfly. While smaller than monarch butterflies, gulf fritillaries are arguably showier, with gorgeous silver spots decorating the underside

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Obediently Bringing in the Butterflies: How to Grow Obedient Plant

In this post, you will learn how and why to grow the butterfly magnet, obedient plant (Phytostegia virginiana) in your garden. Why obedient plant? While many native and ornamental plants are described as pollinator friendly, obedient plant is pollinator adored. Obedient plant’s pale purple flowers will be loved by your large bees and your little

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