Posts Categorized: Butterfly Garden

Standing for Science in Your Yard

Posted by & filed under Bees, Biodiversity, Bird gardens, Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Maintenance, Native Plants, Pollinators, Uncategorized.

West Cook Wild Ones loves science– scientists explain the world to us and impact many parts of our lives. One of these areas is our own yards or landscapes we work or live in.  Science is beginning to tell us that even if we are in an urban area, our yards are incredibly important, providing… Read more »

Two Simple, Easy, and Natural Steps for Summer Habitat Garden Maintenance

Posted by & filed under Biodiversity, Butterfly Garden, Clean up, Maintenance.

Summer is almost here, and plants are up.  You’ve been a good dooby and left some stems standing to provide habitat/nesting areas for cavity-nesting bees (such as Mason Bees and tiny Carpenter bees).  Maybe you’re also worried about pulling weeds and not sure how best to handle the situation.  Here are some quick and easy… Read more »