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Grow Milkweed Plants

In support of growing milkweed plants I am sharing the value that native milkweed has for monarch butterflies. Your host, Brad Grimm, created a website dedicated to education about milkweed. Visit GrowMilkweedPlants.com Get started taking action to find and grow milkweed. I'll warn you in advance, you may fall in love with this plant. The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.
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Now displaying: February, 2015
Feb 19, 2015

Monarch population is nearly flat but greatly reduced from previous decades. Pestacides in your garden could be lethal to monarch caterpillars nearby. Interstate 35 is becoming the Monarch highway. Milkweed in my backyard. Where are the monarchs vacationing in Mexico?

 

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Sources:

The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/02/09/the-monarch-massacre-nearly-a-billion-butterflies-have-vanished/

 

Western population numbers - http://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/news/western-overwintering-population-2014-15

 

RoundUp - http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/sustain/global/sensem/burry298.html

 

Monarch Watch Population Status - http://monarchwatch.org/blog/2015/01/27/monarch-population-status-22/

 

 

Winter roosting sites in Mexico - http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/PopulationMexicoSites.html

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