b'NEW Item #6089Bicycling with ButterfliesPublished April 2021 $27.95Outdoor educator and field researcher Sara Dykman made history when she became the first person to bicycle alongside monarch butterflies on their storied annual migrationa round-trip adventure that included three countries and more than 10,000 miles. Equally remarkable, she did it solo, on a bike cobbled together from used parts.Upon my arrival the first time at the Native American Seed farm, I thanked Emily a 2nd generation farmer, the network that had connected us, and the monarchs that led me there. By going native, the farm team lets the plants tackle the hardest questions. Native plants, unlike non-natives, have adapted over millennia to survive the challenges of the land, without intervention. Texas natives can cope with the hot summers, the hungry herbivores, and the soil particular to Texas. They dont need pesticides, irrigation, or unnatural fertilizers. They work with nature, rather than against it. Their presence balances their ecosystem.The monarchs understand this. Native plants are the glue that holds their migration together. While other farms spray away the milkweed, Native American Seed embraces each plant and their monarch suitors. I saw more monarchs on a farm tour with Bill than I had in the two previous days of riding.i llinoisB undleflowerDesmanthus illinoensisA native legume that is often found on prairies, and abundantly in times of above-average rainfall. This plant is highly palatable to livestock and the seeds are an important food source for quail, turkey and other ground birds. Its delicate white blossoms give way to interesting seedheads in the late summer / early fall.perennialseeding ratebloom May - SepRangeland 15 lb per acreheight 13 feetLawn & Garden 1 lb / 2200 sfSoil TypeSunlightSoil MoistureSandLoamClayCalicheFullPartialDappledShadeItem #3075 XwbMedium Moist1 lb $151/4 lb $91 oz $51 pkt $3550 sf135 sf20 sfl anCeleafC oreoPsisCoreopsis lanceolataEasy to establish and evergreen, Lanceleaf Coreopsis grows in a variety of conditions and soils including dappled sunlight at the edges of wooded areas. Whether you call it Tickseed depends on what part of the country youre from! Range is most of central,midwestern and southeastern US and northern New Mexico.perennialseeding ratebloom MayJulyRangeland 10 lb per acreheight 23 feetLawn & Garden 1 lb / 1200 sfSoil TypeSunlightSoil MoistureSandLoamClayCalicheFullPartialDappledShadeXwbWell DrainedItem #3056 1 lb $211/4 lb $91 oz $61 pkt $3 300 sf 75 sf20 sf68n ativEa MEricanS EEd 325 446 3600'