Butterfly and Native Plant Handouts

Anyone interested in butterflies and native plants is welcome to use these resources:

  • 25 favorite KY native plants (1MB PDF) – pictures and descriptions of my favorite plants that attract butterflies, other pollinators, and birds.
  • Monarch butterfly life cycle (5MB PDF) – shows life cycle from egg to larva to chrysalis to adult. Numbers of these butterflies have seriously declined. Citizens can help by planting milkweeds and nectar plants, and by raising them from eggs to adults. It’s an amazing process, and a wonderful teaching opportunity.
  • 5 steps to create a Monarch Waystation (300KB PDF) – the basic requirements for a certified Monarch Waystation. Requirements are also available at Monarch Watch.

Please share these with your favorite science teacher, student, or anyone else interested in nature.