Milkweed for Monarchs
The more I learn about the plight of the Monarch's, the more horrified I am. I know that I must sound like a broken record but I will talk native plants with anyone as long as they will stand and listen to me. I talk to kids and adults, and many times it is the exact same lesson, the adults don't know much more than the kids. Our vanity is killing off entire species, including the Monarch. The next time you pick up your bottle of weed-killer, consider that what you are doing is not just killing your pesky weeds that are growing in your driveway but it is also killing the milkweed population, on which the Monarch caterpillar depends not only as the sole food source but also where they lay eggs. Poisoning the world is not the way to go. Unfortunately, commercial farmers don't have many alternatives, but it would make a HUGE difference if homeowners would stop reaching for the chemicals with every tiny weed we see. 95% of the Monarch population is already gone, so this is a very important cause that is dear to my heart. We can do this. And it is worth doing.