Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Milkweed

I spotted this sign in a city maintained garden recently. There is a push on here to plant more milkweed in order to help the Monarch Butterflies that depend on it for food but it is sometimes difficult to find it at the garden centres so it seems that some of the city plants must have been disappearing!
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23 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Good sign, hope the people who need to see it do just that. Greetings!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, that is a great sign. The Monarch butterfly needs all the help it can get. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Christine said...

I've learnt something new today!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I didn't realise the Monarch fed on the milkweed plant Pat, love learning something new each day!

Taken For Granted said...

This is a great sign. Someone cares about the monarchs. Over the years we have seen fewer of them, especially in the fall when they migrate through here.

Sharon Anck said...

Hopefully those that are stealing it are at least replanting it somewhere. The nurseries better get a bigger supply.

William Kendall said...

Those butterflies really do need all the help they can get.

Tom said...

RoundUp has done a number on Milkweed!

Michelle said...

Hopefully people will pay attention to this sign!

Gosia k said...

just interesting sighn Milkweed is very popular in summer in Poland

Lowell said...

Maybe some ignorant people thought milkweed was a weed and therefore did not deserve to live. Hope the sign does some good!

Norma Ruttan said...

good job in helping the butterflies! I hope no one steals the milkweed in the guise of helping the critters.

s.c said...

Hope it works.

TexWisGirl said...

yay!

Revrunner said...

Okay, I'm leaving the milkweed alone. :-)

Penelope Postcards said...

Don’t think I would recognize a full grown milkweed plant but I do have a pretty butterfly weed plant nearby and it is quite common in my neck of the woods.

Lois said...

I hope people obey the sign!

Cloudia said...

Yay for the butterflys and their friends!

Kate said...

These beauties need our help so I hope this problem is solved quickly!

happywonderer.com said...

Makes me want to plant some milkweed!

Tony McGurk said...

A great sign. I didn't know about Milkweed & monarch Butterflies. I've learned something new today

Karen S. said...

Perfect we all must do what we can!

Jack said...

Yes! I have visited some butterfly gardens in recent years and learned how important milkweed is to sustaining butterflies. You are making me think that I need to find a space in my own garden to plant a milkweed plant.