Save the Monarchs: Plant Milkweed

Posted on July 13, 2013

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DSC03518xWhy are there fewer and fewer butterflies each year? One big problem for the migrating monarch population is a loss of habitat, specifically milkweed plants their larvae depend on for food, which has resulted from improved weed control measures on cropped agricultural land.  Here is a great article which covers the history and reasons for monarch population declines, offers links to sites about monarchs and support groups, and tells you how you can help begin to correct the problem. Click this link to read Richard Conniff’s  One Beautiful Thing You Can Do to Help Monarch Butterflies.

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