Sunday, July 7, 2013
I'm so excited to see so much milkweed growing along the roads in my area. There are even fields of milkweed, more so than I have seen in the past few years. Hopefully they won't be mowed down so that the monarchs can find a lot if host plants and make a huge comeback. The numbers of monarchs over-wintering in Mexico is way down. Part of the problem us due to the road crews mowing along the sides of the road and the farmers spraying insecticides. I can understand the latter because of the damage insects can do on their crops but, it is still part of the issue. So if you have any milkweed growing on your property, let it grow! Better yet, get some seeds and plant some! For some who aren't sure what milkweed looks like, here are a few images if the common milkweed you can easily spot!
Posted by Jeni at 3:24 PM