Category Archives: Butterfly

Grooming the Catalina West entrance

  July 20, 2019.  “Many hands make light work.” This pearl goes back to the 14th century. I heard it repeated by two different people this Saturday morning. A group of neighbors gathered at the  Rayburn and Tahiti Drive entrance … Continue reading

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Butterfly Gardening Program

Tom Terrific is presenting his Ten Commandments of Butterfly Gardening program on March 18th at 7 p.m. in Crestwood. The program is free, but there is limited seating. If you are interested, please email BeautifyCrestwood@gmail.com with the number of people … Continue reading

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2018 Monarch Migration

Crestwood had a great year for Monarchs. Here is what it looks like right now!

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Monarch Tagging Party

Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with Monarch butterflies. Tom Terrific is hosting a tagging party where you will learn how to tag a Monarch and send it off on it’s trip to Mexico. This party is … Continue reading

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Aphids and Monarchs – Don’t Panic!

Crestwood has been blessed over the last few weeks with lots of Monarchs flying around our gardens. There are plenty of eggs and caterpillars to keep the next generation going and with milkweed also comes aphids. If you look at … Continue reading

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Monarchs and Hummingbirds

In St. Louis, we finally have confirmation of the first monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. Margy Terpstra has a great blog which shows these recent sightings. If you have some milkweed which you have started inside, now would be the time to put … Continue reading

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Planting for Monarch Butterflies

Planting for Monarch Butterflies Saturday, March 3rd – 1 p.m. Location – Whitecliff Recreation Center 9245 Whitecliff Park Ln Crestwood, MO 63126 Learn what plants to grow which will attract Monarch butterflies to your garden. This program is for kids, … Continue reading

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Monarch Tagging Party

Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with Monarch butterflies. Tom Terrific is hosting a tagging party where you will learn how to tag a Monarch and send it off on it’s trip to Mexico. This party is … Continue reading

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Can You Find 32?

Yesterday I was very happy to find 31 Monarch caterpillars at the Whitecliff Park Gardens. It’s right outside the recreation center. They should be around for a short time until they form their chrysalis. Today and tomorrow would be great … Continue reading

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Sammy and Spicey – Can You Find Them?

I’ve found two recent visitors to the Whitecliff Butterfly and Pollinator Garden. Sammy is a Broad-Headed Skink and is very slow to move, so if he’s around he should be easy to spot. Spicey is a Spicebush caterpillar which hides … Continue reading

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