A Simple Method for Collecting Milkweed Seeds

Why Harvest Milkweed Seeds? There are many reasons to collect and grow seeds from your garden, especially milkweed seeds. Regional Variation Maybe you have a milkweed plant that you or a neighbor really liked last season, and you want to … Read More

Raising Oe Free Monarchs

Raising Oe Free Monarchs By Rose Franklin Rose Franklin’s Perennials Monarchs-And-Milkweed.com Oe is the abbreviation for Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (pronounced O-free-us-sis-tus electra-sceer-rah). While many refer to Oe as a disease, it is not a bacterial, fungal, or viral disease. Oe is … Read More

Raising Monarchs | How To Do It Right

Testing for OE on Monarchs | How to Do it Right  Hand Pairing Monarchs | How to Do it Right Rolling Monarch Eggs | How to Do it Right Washing Monarch Eggs | How to Do it Right Feeding … Read More

IBBA Continuing Education Program Seals

IBBA Continuing Education Seals have been awarded to the following members for their participation in the following IBBA Continuing Education Courses: IBBA Procedures for Raising O.e.-Free Monarchs – Connie Hodsdon of Flutterby Gardens of Manatee, January 2016. David Bohlken Val … Read More

Additional Butterfly Resources

Butterfly Websites The IBBA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. These sites have been vetted for safe content at the time of inclusion in this list. Some of these sites are extensive, others are fairly local in … Read More

Monarch Migration Watch

Many IBBA members participate in tagging and releasing butterflies and are also lending support to the Monarch Watch Adopt-A-Classroom project. Monarch Watch In all the world, no butterflies migrate like the Monarchs of North America. Adopt-A-Classroom is a program that … Read More

Metric-Imperial Conversion

Common Conversions Factors To Convert To Multiply By inches millimeters 25 feet centimeters 30 yards meters 0.9 miles kilometers 1.6 centimeters inches 0.393 meters yards 1.1 kilometers miles 0.6 ounces grams 28 pounds kilograms 0.45 short tons metric tons 0.9 … Read More

Butterfly Plants for Your Garden

Some suggestions provided by Rick Mikula There are many choices of butterfly-friendly plants so think of your garden as a fresh canvas, your spades and pitch forks are brushes, and your choice of flowers whether they are annuals or perennials … Read More

Insect Rearing at Mississippi State University

Workshop and Seminar Information Please visit http://www.irc.entomology.msstate.edu for the latest information. Rearing History The history of rearing insects for research purposes at Mississippi State University has been one of 40 years of cooperative efforts among University and USDA entomologists. Rearing … Read More