Milkweed is the host plant for monarch butterflies. I discovered that the monarch population dropped to historic lows between my visit to over-wintering sites between 1996-97 and 2014-15.
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The decline in milkweed plants as a habitat may be the most important factor in population. I have taken action to grow milkweed plants. I share a few ways you can find milkweed and why it's important.