Butterfly Garden

Lets take a closer look in the butterfly garden at the Matilija Schoolyard Habitat!

We notice the narrow leaf milkweed plants (Asclepias fascicularis) are covered with little yellow bugs (aphids).  No worries, because the beneficial lady bugs have arrived to feast on the aphids. But lets look closer . . .(photos by Renee Roth on June 20, 2012)

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for more information about the Monarch Butterfly lifecycle, see http://www.monarchbutterflyusa.com/Cycle.htm