A milkweed pod opens in fall at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia to reveal its silk and seeds. Collecting and planting the seeds can help monarch butterflies. Credit: Marvin DeJong
Monarch Butterflies are in Trouble, so Plant Milkweed
September 24, 2014
Monarch butterflies are struggling. Counts of the familiar orange-and-black insects are trending down so sharply that their migration is under threat. That means fewer monarchs to pollinate crops, spread seeds and feed birds. So how can we help? One simple way is to collect and sow milkweed seeds.
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