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The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.

The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.
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The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.




GMP 28: Grow Milkweed Plants is a verb. Lets get started!

Sorry for the long delay between episodes. I'm back and this episode is full of awesome content that will get you thinking about and growing milkweed plants. Episode timeline... 2:15 NRCS.USDA.GOV link to Regional Pollinator Efforts - Monarch Butterfly NRCS encourages farmers to plant pollinator strips to help the monarch butterfly. Seeds recommended included eight species of native milkweed which would directly make a positive contribution to monarch butterfly habitat. 7:00 Featured...

Duration: 00:22:55

GMP 27: Asclepias cryptoceras, jewel of the foothills.

Jewel milkweed. Join me as we go explore the plant in-person. Host: Brad Grimm

Duration: 00:16:41

Milkweed sap; my heart loves you - but my eyes are blinded by you

Vocabulary word: Phenology Cautionary tale of blindness. Milkweed sap poses a serious health risk to humans. Learn about the risks and how to safely work with milkweed. Milkweed Madness 2017 winners have received their prizes. I'll tell you what the prizes were, who donated some of the prizes and what you can do to make Milkweed Madness even greater in 2018. Monarch butterflies have advanced north and are passing thru southern Maine and have reached Canada, spread out around the great...

Duration: 00:27:07

Play Milkweed Madness 2017

Vocabulary word: DIAPAUSE Milkweed plant donation by Cat R of Green Thumb Gardnes, on Instagran @hbgtg or REGISTER NOW FOR MILKWEED MADNESS 2017 (press and hold here for link) or Visit game registration closes on March 12 at midnight. host: Brad G.

Duration: 00:06:58

GMP 24: Arizona Milkweed & the Queen Butterfly

Arizona Milkweed & the Queen Butterfly Arizona has about thirty native milkweed species that are host to both the monarch butterfly and the queen butterfly. On episode 24 I take you to Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area where I see my first Queen butterfly. Locations visited: Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Desert Botanical Garden Discover butterflies in the desert near Tucson by following Sergio Avila on twitter @savila2015 Host: Brad Grimm

Duration: 00:23:15

GMP 23: Australia Wanderer Butterfly

In Australia the Wanderer Butterfly is found on the East coast from Brisbane thru Bundaberg. Host: Brad Grimm Music by Gary Thomas, Breath on the album Didgeridoo

Duration: 00:25:32

Milkweed Jacket Keeps Canadians Warm

Congratulations to my brothers family on the birth of their new baby Rosemarie Sarah Grimm! Peaces - Handmade jewelry & adornments with a nature-theme, perfect for wearing your essential oils! How a Quebec company used a weed to create a one-of-a-kind winter coat Support monarchs and the show by ordering milkweeds from Grow Milkweed Plants Host: Brad Grimm

Duration: 00:18:46

Mid-season Monarch Butterfly Rearing Supersode - 021

The Biggest Little Butterfly Garden In The World has been raising and releasing the monarch butterfly since 2014. In this episode you will hear: Thank you for listening! Host: Brad G. Follow on social media @growmilkweedplants Visit

California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly - 020

Monarch butterflies in the East are passing the 49º Latitude aka USA/Canada border and beginning the migration South toward Mexico. Learn where they will be in the next month and when they traditionally arrive in Mexico. Tim Wong is saving the California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly by growing the host plant, California Pipevine. I travel to Golden Gate Park to meet Tim and learn about his amazing mission to preserve a rare butterfly species. Monarchs may be in Newport Beach but its...

Chasing Butterflies - 019

Connect with Bryan Burks @BSburks who gave me a guided tour of the LA Arboretum @LAarboretum Discover more about monarchs via Monarch Arc and read the story by the VC Reporter featuring Juliana Danaus. The story is - The butterfly effect Featured song Chasing Butterflies by Karoline Host: Brad G Show brought to you by

Duration: 00:22:51

Common Milkweed in Omaha Nebraska. Zorinsky Lake Park is host to three kinds of milkweed - 018

Brad G. flys to Omaha Nebraska to discover that common milkweed is pretty common. Links mentioned in the show: THANK YOU RACHEL C. THE "ORIGINAL BUTTERFLY" AKA O.B. THE STORY OF AN ORGANISM: COMMON MILKWEED Raising Butterflies and Moths for Conservation Show Notes are available at Host: Brad G. Original publish date: 6/20/16

Milkweed at large, seeking out native milkweed in Washoe County, Nevada - 017

Milkweed at large, seeking out native milkweed in Washoe County, Nevada - 017 View the complete show notes page at Grow Milkweed Plants facebook group Outro music by Waylon Jennings, Omaha (affiliate download link) @growmilkweed on twitter growmilkweedplants on instagram Host: Brad G.

1M Monarchs vs. a Mine, MexiRocks, Garden Vandalism & Jewel Milkweed - 016

1M Monarchs vs. a Mine, MexiRocks, Garden Vandalism & Jewel Milkweed -Episode 016 View complete show notes page: Learn about the threat that could deplete the water supply for the Oyamel Fir trees resulting in massive habitat destruction of the habitat that the monarchs overwinter on in Mexico. Learn how to order MexiRocks which directly support the citizens. MexiRocks isan alternative form of "butterfly tourism" that brings the monarch to your home or...

Monarchs And Milkweed Are Done With Freezing Weather - 015

Grow Milkweed Plants Podcast Show notes: Monarch deaths in Mexico on March 11, 2016 Cold moist stratification of milkweed seeds Milkweed Madness 2016 Host: Brad Grimm

Braderfly at the Museum - 012

GMP Podcast Episode 012 - "Braderfly at the Museum" >page that accompanies this podcast Featured content: The nickname given to the host is revealed. Recap of the conversation with Gail at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Learn why there is no milkweed within ten miles of overwintering sites in Pacific Grove, CA. Start your milkweed seeds now using a mini greenhouse like I am featuring on todays show! Featured product:Gardman R687 4-Tier Mini GreenhouseAmazon's #1 Best Seller...

March Monarch Madness - 005

Episode 005 show notes: Title March Monarch Madness Links mentioned in theis episode:Find Milkweed for monarchs at: Grow Milkweed Plants website Marine Monarchs: Monarch Migration data: The company jet: Southwest Airlines On this podcast I will be talking about three main topics. Weather, Marine Monarchs and my upcoming trip to Austin. Welcome to Grow Milkweed Plants podcast episode five. Today is March 26th 2015...

Milkweed Motivations

Visit www.growmilkweedplants.comfor more information. Milkweed is the host plant for monarch butterflies. I discovered that the monarch population dropped to historic lows between my visit to over-wintering sites between 1996-97 and 2014-15. The decline in milkweed plants as a habitat may be the most important factor in population. I have taken action to grow milkweed plants. I share a few ways you can find milkweed and why it's important.

About Brad Grimm at Grow Milkweed Plants

Visit learn more about me; Brad Grimm As a California boy raised on the central coastside I loved the ocean and the forest. One place that was a special treat for me in the winter was the State Beach named Natural Bridges. Natural Bridges State Beach is located in California on the North side of Santa Cruz. There is a butterfly sanctuary for Monarch Butterflies that is open to the public.The Monarch Trail is a place you must go. At Natural...