Tips for planting Florida native milkweed species. Also, we trek to where these plants grow in the wild with the St. Marks Monarch-Milkweed Initiative.
Monarchs, long-tailed skippers, black and giant swallowtails- a guide to raising caterpillars in your yard, from egg to butterfly.
Pollinators and GardeningWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
A WFSU producer learns a few lessons about keeping monarch caterpillars safe from predators. Some of those predators were a bit of a surprise.
EcoAdventuresFloridan Aquifer: Springs, Sinks, and MoreRaising Kids with NatureSwamps and other WetlandsWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Kids play in muck, meet frogs and newts, and bond with ephemeral wetlands in the Apalachicola National Forest as parents collect data on wetland wildlife.
EcoAdventuresPollinators and GardeningWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Every fall, volunteers tag monarch butterflies at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Their work adds to our knowledge of monarch migration.
Pollinators and GardeningRaising Kids with NatureWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
In a two-minute video, watch monarch caterpillars grow, metamorphose, and emerge as butterflies. Kids help raise monarchs and we learn about milkweed.