If you asked me 5-10 years ago, ‘where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?’ My response would not have been planting weeds. Especially not with the care and determination Chris and I have put into our Milkweed Restoration Project for Monarch butterflies. However, milkweed species are being picked out of the national landscape and therefore directly impact the Monarch butterfly. Milk-“weeds” are actually a native perennial flowers vital to the Monarch butterflies survival.
So why help the Monarchs specifically from all the other butterflies you may wonder? (I know I did before setting out to plant milkweeds.) There are a number of practical reasons: