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Saturday, June 2

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    We now have Butterfly Weed and Swamp Milkweed seed packs available for sale. Now is the time to start your seeds indoors so they will be ready to transplant outside after May 15th. Our packs contain more than 125 seeds @ $3.00 per pack. We recommend starting your seeds in peat pellets with 3-4 seeds per pellet. You can buy 36 pellets in a kit at any home center.

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    pickup time. If you prefer, we can mail the seeds to you for an additional $2.00 postage fee.
    Note: Orange Butterfly Weed, Purple Swamp Milkweed. Both varieties are perennials.
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Wednesday, April 11

  1. page Home Page edited {0109.JPG} {DSCF6094.JPG} {DSCF6064.JPG} {DSCF6082.JPG} We are Dave and Audrey Harding. Att…
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    We are Dave and Audrey Harding.
    Attention: We are sorry to inform everyone that we are closing down this website in July. Wikispaces will no longer offer website service after that time. We will continue to provide our two Facebook sites with information regarding our Marvelous Monarchs project. Please begin to refer to "Marvelous Monarchs Butterfly Habitat" and "Marvelous Monarchs" group page on Facebook.
    We live in Souderton, PA. Our interest in Monarchs came as a result of our granddaughter's family project in 2001. We began raising caterpillars in a 10 gallon aquarium in our home. For the next several years we added larger aquariums. After a visit to Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pa., we were inspired to have an outdoor butterfly house built on our property in 2006. This gave us the capability to provide a habitat with various host and nectar plants that would allow Monarchs to thrive and reproduce.
    Since the Monarchs don't usually come to us until early summer, we wanted to find a way to make our butterfly house interesting and fun earlier in the spring. We provide host and nectar plants for a number of other species of butterflies along with milkweed on our property.
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Friday, March 9

  1. page Public Butterfly Programs edited Future 2018 Public Butterfly Programs Saturday, June 10, 2017 (public invited) Wednesday Ap…
    Future2018 Public Butterfly Programs
    Saturday, June 10, 2017
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    Wednesday April 11, 2018
    - Daniel's Lawn6:30-7:30pm, Chester County, Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA 610-321-1710 (East of Route 100 and Garden Center, 1457 Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville,Route 401, left on Lexington Blvd)
    Saturday August 25, 2018 (time to be posted), Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, 1600 Black Rock Road (Route 113), Royersford,
    PA 19438 Monarch Butterfly Program 12:00pm - 2:00pm.
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    www.butterfliesetc.com (Shady Oak Butterfly Farm)
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    If you would be interested in having us come to do a program for your group, please contact us. Go to our home page for contact information.
    On July 12, 2012, we received some great news! One of our Monarch butterflies that was tagged and released on September 23, 2010, has been recovered. It was found at the El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico. This represents a 2000 mile trip from Souderton, PA to Mexico. This was our first Mexico recovery, even though some were previously found in NJ and Virginia.
    2016 was a great year for us. We started our season at the end of July when three Monarchs arrived at our habitat. Those three and their offspring totaled 900 Monarch butterflies. We released 650 into our neighborhood and 250 for the migration to Mexico.
    Don't forget, March is the month to prune your butterfly bush. Cut it back to "knee height", "waist height" if it is a large bush. This will prevent it from growing wild and will preserve its bush shape and also produce larger blooms. It would be a good idea to wrap burlap around your butterfly bushes when you are getting your plants ready for winter. When it is producing blooms in the Spring, be sure to "dead head" the blooms when they turn brown. Cut them off at the base of the bloom at the "Y". Two new blooms should continue from there. Doing this will keep your butterfly bush producing until frost.
    Be sure to click on the "Latest News From Mexico" tab for an update about the 2017 Monarch population from Monarch Watch.
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Saturday, August 12

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Wednesday, July 12

  1. page Butterfly News edited ... If you would like to schedule us to speak at your event or have any questions, please call us …
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    If you would like to schedule us to speak at your event or have any questions, please call us at 215-723-2573.
    ITEMS FOR SALE
    CATERPILLARS FOR SALE
    Beginning today, July 12, 2017, we have a good supply of both Black Swallowtail and Monarch caterpillars for sale. Order yours now, 6 for $10.00, so that you can get a head start on raising butterflies this year. Black Swallowtail caterpillars feed on parsley, dill, fennel, and Queen Ann's Lace. Monarch caterpillars feed on any type of Milkweed. Call 215-723-2573 to schedule a pickup time. Act now while supplies last!
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    We now have Butterfly Weed and Swamp Milkweed seed packs available for sale. Now is the time to start your seeds indoors so they will be ready to transplant outside after May 15th. Our packs contain more than 125 seeds @ $3.00 per pack. We recommend starting your seeds in peat pellets with 3-4 seeds per pellet. You can buy 36 pellets in a kit at any home center.
    Call 215-723-2573 or e-mail us at marvelousmonarchs@yahoo.com.to schedule a pickup time. If you prefer, we can mail the seeds to you for an additional $2.00 postage fee.
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Sunday, May 21

  1. page Public Butterfly Programs edited Future Public Butterfly Programs June Saturday, June 10, 2017
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  2. page Public Butterfly Programs edited Future Public Butterfly Programs There are presently no public butterfly programs scheduled. Jun…
    Future Public Butterfly Programs
    There are presently no public butterfly programs scheduled.June 10, 2017 - Daniel's Lawn and Garden Center, 1457 Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville, PA 19438 Monarch Butterfly Program 12:00pm - 2:00pm.
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