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A Good Job for a Butterfly Watcher?

People who love butterflies seem to like to take time to enjoy life. They are not usually the driven, cutthroat, Type A sorts who never take time to enjoy nature and the world around them.

What is a good job for a butterfly watcher?  I would say one that contributes value to the world: building things, helping others—even helping others build things.

What is a good place for a butterfly watcher to work? A company that values its employees and their contributions and treats them well, don’t you think?

Businesses related to homebuilding and remodeling often attract people who like to work outdoors, enjoy observing nature, and take pride in helping others build or improve pleasant places to live and work.  If the owners or managers have a good attitude toward employees and customers, they can be very satisfying places to work.

For example, a company called Build-Direct sells building/remodeling supplies on line. So instead of dragging around through a bunch of showrooms, searching for what they need, customers can order from a huge selection of flooring, moldings, doors, and wood trim on line.

The company is dedicated to serving customers while providing a satisfying work/life balance for employees. It seems like a laid-back place to work for a living and to contribute to the comfort and convenience of others at the same time. To get a feel for what it is like to work for them, you can read some BuildDirect reviews on their glass door website. There is also a nice wikipedia page about BuildDirect if you would like to learn more about who they are and what they do.

Private companies can make a positive difference in the lives of their employees and customers and still make a good profit. In fact, keeping employees relaxed and happy is a great way to make customers happy. Happy customers are loyal customers, and that is great for business.

What the best job for a butterfly watcher? Of course, that depends on individual needs and preferences. Maybe you need to support a family, or maybe you really want to be able to travel to Costa Rica or Southeast Asia to study rare butterfly species.

Or maybe you just want a job that is not too stressful and allows plenty of time to hike in the country or sit on the porch with a cool drink and watch the butterflies in your garden. Before you accept a job that sounds exciting but may not make you happy, it is always a good idea to read reviews on line, ask around, do a little research to see if you can be happy there.

And that you will still have enough time to watch butterflies.

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I’d rather be BUTTERFLY WATCHING Black Metal License Plate Frame

We provide you a high quality chrome color steel license plate frame. This brand new high quality license plate frame made of metal, not a cheap plastic item. It’s the best quality item in the market. The lettering and art work are done by waterproof vinyl on the license plate frame and it will last many years without any damage. It will not get brittle or cracked. It fits on all USA and Canada vehicles. It measures 12″ X 6″ and durable to last under all weather conditions. It weighs about one pound.

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  • Black Metal Steel 6×12 Standard License Plate Frame

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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Shipped with Live Caterpillars

A Family Favorite since 1969, from the Original Butterflies-By-Mail Company!

Watch the Miracle of Metamorphosis in your own home or classroom!

The Live Butterfly Garden offers children the invaluable lessons of metamorphosis, science, patterns, patience, and life cycle studies. Give the Magic of Metamorphosis to a child you love.

5 caterpillars (a live butterfly culture) will arrive in a clear plastic cup with all of the nutritious food they need. Place the cup in a safe place away from direct sunlight. The caterpillars will remain in the cup and will eat, spin silk and grow to TEN times their original size! After seven to ten days they will hang upside down and harden into chrysalides (chrysalides are also known as pupae).

The Butterfly Garden Habitat is a reusable, cylindrical mesh container perfect for up close butterfly viewing! When not in use it folds flat for easy storage. Once the chrysalides have hardened, gently move them to the pop-up butterfly habitat. It will take about seven to ten more days for them to complete the transformation to adult butterflies. Everyone will want to keep a close eye on the habitat so they can witness the fascinating birth of their Painted Lady Butterflies.

Once your butterflies emerge, children will love feeding them! To make the butterfly nectar, thoroughly mix 3 teaspoons of sugar with 1 cup of water. Place fresh flowers in the habitat for your butterflies to rest on and then use the feeding pipette included to sprinkle the nectar on the flowers daily. Watch your butterflies eagerly sip the nectar with their long proboscises. Butterflies also love to feed from fresh slices of watermelon and oranges!

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  • Insect Lore – The Original Butterflies-By-Mail Company Since 1969.
  • Healthy Caterpillars Shipped Safely From our Butterfly Farm to You!
  • Pop-up, reusable 11.5-inch tall mesh habitat perfect for butterfly viewing!
  • Cup of 5 Live Caterpillars and Feeding Pipette. 3 of the 5 caterpillars are guaranteed to develop into perfect specimens
  • Specially formulated, ready to use, caterpillar food and Extensive Butterfly Garden Instructions.

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Making Butterfly Gardens (How-to Library)

Learn how to make butterfly gardens with these fun activities.

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Echo Valley 4337T Butterfly Pinwheel, 10.5 by 9.25 by 39-Inch

Pinwheels have been around for decades. Echo Valley has since become the industrious leader of the evolution of pinwheels. The Butterfly Pinwheel KD (tailpiece oriented) is a delicate touch to any outdoor setting. The leaf petal pinwheel is dual-motion, it rotates not only counter-clockwise, but horizontally on a windy day creating a dazzling array of motion. Perfect for flowerbeds, landscapes and gardens. All metal parts have a antique copper finish applied to withstand the elements and prevent premature rusting. Measures 10.5″ x 9.25″ x 39″.

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  • Pinwheel is designed to catch the wind and dual-rotate clockwise and horizontally around the sun on a windy day
  • Kinetic yard stake; Perfect for flowerbeds, large container plants and gardens
  • The Butterfly Pinwheel is a delicate touch to any outdoor setting
  • No tools required for assembly/disassembly
  • Weather resistant antique copper finish will withstand the elements and provide years of use and enjoyment

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Rare Editions Baby-Girls Infant Pink Lime Jewel Butterfly Seersucker Dress, 18 Months

Sleeveless pink check seersucker sun dress with lime shoulder straps, jewel-accented fuchsia pink 3-D butterfly applique and ruched trims at neckline and hem by Rare Editions. Tie-back. Button-back closure. Comes with diaper cover. Charming summer dress for your little girl!

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  • Sleeveless pink check seersucker sun dress with lime shoulder straps, jewel-accented fuchsia pink 3-D butterfly applique and ruched trims at neckline and hem. Tie-back. Comes with diaper cover.
  • 55% cotton / 45% polyester
  • Hand wash
  • Button-back
  • Rare Editions is an excellent quality brand and runs true to size

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BULK x Apache Arrowleaf Clover Seeds – Attracts HONEYBEES – DEER & WILDLIFE PLOT – REPLACES LAWN – By MySeeds.Co (180000 Seeds – 1 LB)

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Clover is a host plant for many smaller butterfly larvae, food for wildlife, nectar source for bees and butterflies and is recommended as a great ground cover in place of a lawn.

Apache Arrowleaf Clover

Apache Arrowleaf Clover Seed – Apache Arrowleaf Clover Seed – Apache Arrowleaf Clover is an annual cool season re-seeding clover. Apache Arrowleaf clover is a great choice for fall and winter livestock forage and wildlife food plots.

Apache Arrowleaf Clover is an annual reseeding clover developed by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Texas A&M University. By eliminating the genetic trait for susceptibility, Apache, unlike Yuchi, is resistant to lethal wilt. Apache is also tolerant to BYMV disease, and when infected has a higher survival rate than Yuchi.

Apache has greater forage production in early spring than Yuchi and its total season forage production is greater or equal to that of Yuchi. Apache flowers 10-14 days earlier than Yuchi. Apache Clover is commonly planted with ryegrass or small grains for spring forage.

Planting Rate: 10-15 lbs. per acre
Planting Depth: 1/4 – 1/2 inch
Planting Time: Fall
Type: Annual Reseeding
Application: Wildlife Food Plots, Cattle Forage
pH: 6.5-8
Soil: Medium to High Moisture

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  • Apache Arrowleaf Clover
  • This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season Clover is a host plant for many smaller butterfly larvae, food for wildlife, nectar source for bees and butterflies and is recommended as a great ground cover in place of a lawn.
  • Planting Rate: 10-15 lbs. per acre Planting Depth: 1/4 – 1/2 inch Planting Time: Fall Type: Annual Reseeding Application: Wildlife Food Plots, Cattle Forage pH: 6.5-8 Soil: Medium to High Moisture
  • Apache Arrowleaf Clover Apache Arrowleaf Clover Seed – Apache Arrowleaf Clover Seed – Apache Arrowleaf Clover is an annual cool season re-seeding clover. Apache Arrowleaf clover is a great choice for fall and winter livestock forage and wildlife food plots. Apache Arrowleaf Clover is an annual reseeding clover developed by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Texas A&M University. By eliminating the genetic trait for susceptibility, Apache, unlike Yuchi, is resistant to lethal wilt. Apache is also tolerant to BYMV disease, and when infected has a higher survival rate than Yuchi. Apache has greater forage production in early spring than Yuchi and its total season forage production is greater or equal to that of Yuchi. Apache flowers 10-14 days earlier than Yuchi. Apache Clover is commonly planted with ryegrass or small grains for spring forage.

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World of Animals: Insects [Download]

The intriguing world of insects comes alive with this interactive CD-ROM. Dynamic video and dazzling illustrations take you on a virtual trek around the globe as you explore the lives, behavior, and natural habitats of our planet’s most fascinating insect species. Browse through a wealth of colorful photos and videos—from amazing ants to wondrous water bugs! It’s fun, and educational, too!

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  • Hundreds of amazing facts about species from around the globe.
  • Beautifully illustrated with drawings, photographs, and video.
  • Glossary for easy reference, plus a challenging quiz.

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Darlyne a. murawski victoria butterfly garden Wall Decals Clipper Butterfly (species: Parthenos Sylvia Lilacinus) on Lantana Flowers – 18 inches x 12 inches – Peel and Stick Removable Graphic

Apply a WallMonkey graphic to your wall in minutes. Made from high quality materials using state-of-the-art production methods, WallMonkeys go where you go! Simply remove and re-apply. WallMonkeys paint-safe self-adhesive won’t leave any sticky residue behind. Available in a variety of sizes and prices, WallMonkeys are always a perfect fit. Have you measured your wall? WallMonkeys are printed on-demand, so PLEASE double check the size of the image you are ordering prior to clicking the ‘ADD TO CART’ button.

  • WallMonkeys are intended for indoor use only, they are not waterproof.
  • Orders ship within 2-3 business days. Images containing dark colors require the full 3 days to allow inks to dry prior to shipping. Quality is worth the wait.
  • Our huge selection of decals are perfect for virtually any use: school projects, trade shows, teachers classrooms, colleges, nurseries, college dorms, event planners, and corporations of all size.
  • National Geographic Society, Photography by Darlyne A. Murawski.

    Product Features

    • Easy to install, simply peel & stick!
    • Available in a variety of sizes.
    • Fast delivery, printed on demand just for you.
    • Paint-safe self-adhesive. Sticks to any smooth surface.
    • Repositionable. Can be moved again and again.

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    Seed Savers Exchange 0815 Open-pollinated Herb Seeds, Hyssop, 250 Seed Packet

    (Hyssopus officinalis) Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Can also be directly sown outdoors just before last spring frost. Prefers average well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigorous growth. Thank you for supporting Seed Savers Exchange’s efforts to preserve our gardening heritage for future generations. Sales from our seed packets fund our mission to maintain and distribute heirloom and open-pollinated seeds. 250-Seed Packet.

    Product Features

    • Used as early as the 7th century to improve the smell of kitchens and hospitals
    • Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads, soups, liqueurs and stews
    • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
    • Plants grow 18-24-Inch
    • Perennial in zones 4-9

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