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   In Chapter 12 of "BugLady's Butterfly Summer"          you will learn how False Nettle (Boehmeria) will attract             both Question Mark  and Red Admiral Butterflies!

  False Nettle plants are NOW AVAILABLE          Monday through Friday @ 6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan!

"Meet the NOLA BugLady"

Want to know more about the NOLA BugLady? Listen to this Jedco podcast to hear about her third generation pest control supplies business and her various butterfly conservation projects and events!

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jefferson-parish-pulse/id1483076793#episodeGuid=5dc33cfe5c36750d20b37655 

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jedco/jefferson-parish-pulse?refid=stpr 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3YPdhE9OysvE90rmG5FN7V 

JEDCO Website: https://www.jedco.org/2020/09/jefferson-parish-pulse-barber-laboratories/ 

 

Check out the BugLady's list of available
butterfly nectar and caterpillar
host plants for SEPTEMBER!

Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

 

 

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Photo Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4", quart, 1 gallon
Blanket Flower - yellow (Gaillardia)                  4"
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon 
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4" 

Coneflower (Purple)

(Echinacea)

4"
Coneflower (Yellow) (Rudbeckia hirta) 4"
Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 5"
          Ironweed            (Vernonia)  4"
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  3-gallon
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus 4"
        Mountain Mint       Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round, 1 gallon
        Penstemon:          White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)            1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia)         1 gallon

Spotted Bee Balm

(Monarda punctata)

              4"
  Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)        6" &  1 gallon                        3 gallon

 

Caterpillar Host Plants

Photo Item Size
    Camphor Tree    (Cinnamomum             camphora)                       (for Spicebush      Swallowtails)  4"
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
           Cassia -                 "Partridge Pea"       (Chamaecrista fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
           Fennel -                  green or bronze   (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Lead Plant      (Amorpha fruticosa)         (for Silver-spotted            Skipper &                Dogface Sulphur) 1 gallon
Lippia "Frogfruit"        (for Buckeye and Phaon Crescent) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis)  (for Monarch) 4"

Milkweed: Swamp-           pink flower              (Asclepias incarnata)         ( for Monarch)

1-quart
Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata)  (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
              Senna -                  (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round

 

My "Caroline Dormon, Louisiana Pioneer Woman" article is showcased in the Louisiana Native Plant Society's newsletter! 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous line-up of books written by or about Caroline..

 

 

 

 

 

Also read Charlotte Seidenberg's interesting article on "Bear's Foot"!

Click here for link: Check out August newsletter!

 

 

Check out the BugLady's list of available
butterfly nectar and caterpillar
host plants for AUGUST!

Barber Laboratories
504-739-5715
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00

 

 

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Photo Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4", quart, 1 gallon
Blanket Flower - yellow (Gaillardia)                  4"
          Blue Lobelia             (Lobelia siphilitica) 5"
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon & 3 gallon
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4" 

Coneflower (Purple)

(Echinacea)

4"
Coneflower (Yellow) (Rudbeckia hirta) 4"
Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 5"
        Indian Pink              (Spigelia marilandica)  6" round
          Ironweed            (Vernonia)  4"
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  3-gallon
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus 4"
Mountain Mint - Slender  (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) 1 gallon
        Mountain Mint       Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round, 1 gallon
        Penstemon:          White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)            1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia)         1 gallon

Spotted Bee Balm

(Monarda punctata)

              4"
  Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)        6" &  1 gallon                        3 gallon

 

Caterpillar Host Plants

Photo Item Size
    Camphor Tree    (Cinnamomum             camphora)                       (for Spicebush      Swallowtails)  4", 6", 1 gallon
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
           Cassia -                 "Partridge Pea"       (Chamaecrista fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
           Fennel -                  green or bronze   (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Lead Plant      (Amorpha fruticosa)         (for Silver-spotted            Skipper &                Dogface Sulphur) 1 gallon
Lippia "Frogfruit"        (for Buckeye and Phaon Crescent) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis)  (for Monarch) 4"

Milkweed: Swamp-           pink flower              (Asclepias incarnata)         ( for Monarch)

1-gallon
Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata)  (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
              Senna -                  (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round

 

During the recent Louisiana Master Naturalists meeting, I gave my first ZOOM presentation about Caroline Dormon, Louisiana Pioneer Woman! She was a fascinating and inspiring person whose many talents rose her to worldwide fame. Enjoy!

Thank you, LA Master Naturalists, for giving me the opportunity to spread the word about Caroline and her phenomenal accomplishments!                                   For more information about Caroline Dormon, check out the the Briarwood Nature Preserve website:

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Laine Farber, "Nature Nerd"!

My first "social distance interview"

Laine is Host and Producer of an audio exploration of flora and fauna.  Each month Laine and her team of Nature Cadets explore a new plant or animal.    In September you can catch a listen of our interview podcast via three ways:

https://anchor.fm/nature-nerds 

https://m.soundcloud.com/laine-farber

www.naturenerdswithlaine.com

 

GEAUX GROW NATIVES!                                                                                                  These caterpillar host plants will attract more butterflies!

Monarch Aquatic Milkweed
Buckeye Agalinis
Cloudless Sulphur Partridge Pea
Gulf Fritillary (Does NOT sting!) Passion Flower Vine
Giant Swallowtail Hop Tree (Wafer Ash)