Carantouan Greenway: Butterfly Curriculum Enhancement & Wildlife Habitat Garden
Resources: Pollinator Plants, Butterflies and Wildlife Habitats
What it’s about
A Certified Wildlife Habitat
Tips on creating a garden in your own yard that attracts birds, butterflies and other wildlife (National Wildlife Federation).
Host Plants for a Butterfly Garden
Factsheet on host garden plants to serve as caterpillar and adult butterfly food, and creating hiding places for pupae (Xerces).
US Butterfly Conservation Status
Monarchs disappearing due to loss of milkweed, herbicide use, logging & climate change weather extremes (Xerces).
Eastern US Monarch & Milkweed Printout
Milkweed, a food source for monarch larvae, and a high quality nectar to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds (Univ. of Florida)
During the breeding season monarchs require milkweed to rear their larvae and nectar sources to sustain the adults during reproduction; and as fuel for fall migration to Mexico (USDA)
Pollinator Plant List for the Northeast
A guide to Northeast regional native plants, highly attractive to pollinators and well suited for small scale plantings (Xerces).
Pollinator Friendly Plants for Northeast
A pollinator friendly plant list, with plant details including plant height, color, bloom time & soil/light requirements (USDA).
President’s Strategy for Pollinator Health
National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators; 2015, Pollinator Health Task Force (US Gov).
Teacher Resources for Monarchs
Monarchs and Major Pollinators: Online links for teachers to curriculum plans, printouts, videos, images and more.
Upstate NY, Zone 5, Common Butterflies
North American Butterfly Association’s top butterfly nectar flower and caterpillar food plants and common butterflies for Upstate NY, zone 5.
Why Pollinators Matter?
The losses of our pollinators threaten agricultural production, the maintenance of natural plant communities, and the important services provided by those ecosystems, such as carbon cycling, flood and erosion control, and recreation.
Cool Facts on the Painted Lady
Details on lifecycle, egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult butterfly; and what to expect with each stage.
Updated January 2016, Theresa Pipher, firstname.lastname@example.orgDeveloped with funding from the Floyd Hooker Estate Fund of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers
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