Monarch Butterflies http://hppr.org en It’s prime time to see Kansas prairie wildflowers http://hppr.org/post/it-s-prime-time-see-kansas-prairie-wildflowers <p></p><p>Recent rains came just at the right time to spur and explosion of wildflowers across the Kansas Prairie.&nbsp; Along roadways and in pastures flower paint the prairie with splashes of orange, red, purple, blue, white and yellow reported the <a href="http://www.kansas.com/2014/06/17/3513027/nows-a-good-time-to-see-kansas.html">Wichita Eagle</a>.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 33434 at http://hppr.org It’s prime time to see Kansas prairie wildflowers The Monarchs are Coming to Kansas http://hppr.org/post/monarchs-are-coming-kansas <p></p><p>The Monarchs are passing through Kansas.&nbsp; The monarch lives a life of migration and cycles.&nbsp; During spring and summer, they travel to the north, and then with fall, head south to find warmer weather.&nbsp; What many do now know, is the fact that one butterfly does not make this entire journey.&nbsp; Monarchs go through four stages during one life cycle, and through four generations in one year according to <strong><a href="http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/">monarch-butterfly.com</a></strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:36:22 +0000 Cindee Talley 21846 at http://hppr.org The Monarchs are Coming to Kansas Milkweed II http://hppr.org/post/milkweed-ii <p>The more than 140 species of milkweed&nbsp; have a long and varied history.&nbsp; Named Asclepius for the Greek god of healing, its medicinal uses are many.&nbsp; However, several species are toxic, so if the plant is used as a health remedy, the user should be well-informed in advance.&nbsp; The physical properties of milkweed have resulted in various uses for the stems and fluff-filled seed pods, including a wartime effort by World War II's greatest generation.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:08:39 +0000 Skip Mancini 4373 at http://hppr.org Milkweed II