Who is behind 'grow milkweed plants'?
As a citizen scientest (enthusiast anyway) I am looking for ways to encourage a boom in the monarch butterfly population. Visit my About Us page to learn more about me.
Taking things apart always seems easy. Putting it back together can be a big challange. I am looking for ways for the monarch butterflies habitat to be put back together.
I am working on simple ways that can bring together communities in growing milkweed effectively. I will strive to encourage the monarch habitat in both the Eastern and Western population.
I recently updated my website GrowMilkweedPlants.com using a new site builder. By the Spring I anticipate more improvements that you will find helpful.
Why are we growing milkweed?
You should choose milkweed for you own reasons. Some benefits of milkweed plants are listed here.
I chose milkweed for it's blooms and because it is THE host plant for Monarch butterflies. In 2014 I raised my first Monarch that I named Andy. Read all about my experience at my Monarch raising blog post here.
Thank you for your time and I appreciate all that you are doing to support the monarch butterfly population increase.
In the next email...
Later this month I will be visiting two active Monarch butterfly overwintering sites on the coast of California. The first is called Natural Bridges State Park and the second stop will be in Pacific Grove. I will be asking the rangers a lot of questions and sharing the information with you along with a detailed blog that will be rich with current photographs. And of course I will be looking for Andy the Monarch that I tagged before releasing.