Our store hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
We are closed on Tuesdays!
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL BACKYARD BIRDING COMMUNITY
WE ARE WOMEN & VETERAN OWNED!
SHOP SMALL - SHOP LOCAL
COMMON MILKWEED PLANTS FOR SALE!
LOCALLY GROWN - $4.95 per plant
While supplies last.
Monarchs, or Danaus plexippus, are easy to recognize, thanks to their orange wings with black veins and white-spotted edges. They are some of the largest butterflies in Canada, with wingspans of 93 to 105 mm. The caterpillars have showy white, black and yellow stripes, and black filaments at either end.
Both caterpillars and adults are brightly colored. Although you might think that being so clearly visible would be hazardous to their survival, the opposite is actually true. Their bright colors advertise their toxicity. This is called aposematism.
By feeding on milkweed plants, whose sap contains cardenolides, the caterpillars gradually become toxic. The more they eat, the more they accumulate, and the more toxic they are to predators.
PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Main presentation begins at 11:00a.m. ET
SPOTLIGHT ON VA TALENT!
Meet Scott: "I crafted my first walking stick from the fallen limb of an Ash tree I found on the River/Canal path."
Come into the store and view his awesome selection of walking sticks! Perfect for Father's Day!
Do you have issues with squirrels eating all of your bird food?
Do you love squirrels and want to feed them something tasty?
We have solutions for every squirrely situation.
Come by and see us today!
Feed coming soon
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