A friend of mine asked me the following: If there was one thing you could accomplish (no holds or impediments), what might that be? My one goal would be measurable increases in awareness and action related to native plants.  Why? Because native plants can help halt and reverse the global […]

Native plant enthusiasts: How do we measure success?


What are the greatest marketing opportunities for businesses and nonprofits that want to save bees and butterflies? To leverage the visual appeal and drama inherent in nature.  Every animal has a story to tell. Every plant has a story to tell. Every garden, landscape and forest has a story to […]

Your greatest opportunity


Larval host plants are very important. Oaks, for example, rank number one because they are host to 346 different species of butterflies and moths. This list applies to Jefferson County, Kentucky. Oaks, 346 Plum & cherry, 290 Willow, 239 Birch, 223 Maple & box elder, 205 Hickory, pecan, pignut, bitternut […]

Butterfly host plants, ranked by performance