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Monarchs are the doorway to nature

There is much debate as to why I support a non-native butterfly. Instead of focusing on native butterflies rather than a butterfly that arrived in New Zealand by its own free will. From my experience and witnessing other people raising Monarchs, I believe Monarchs are… Continue Reading “Monarchs are the doorway to nature”

Swan Plants & Toxicity

Asclepias Swan Plant Botanical Name: Asclepias physocarpa/Gomphocarpus physocarpa The Swan Plant is loved by many Kiwis, as it’s the host plant of the Monarch Caterpillar, which lives on the plant for approximately 2 weeks eating as many leaves as possible, before transforming into a… Continue Reading “Swan Plants & Toxicity”

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