Thursday, July 23, 2015


**Gardeners And Property Owners Urged To Plant Milkweed To Save Monarch Butterflies

**In the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul, Patricia Ohmans and Paul Nelson noticed that an empty lot might be just the place to cultivate a new monarch butterfly community.

**What is happening to the cherished Monarch Butterfly? Pesticides Have Killed 90 Percent of the Monarch Butterfly Population in 20 Years. Take Action Now!

**Help save the Monarch butterfly...plant milkweed! North American monarch butterflies are in trouble. Threats, including loss of milkweed habitat needed to lay their eggs and for their caterpillars to eat, are having a devastating impact on their populations and the migration phenomenon.

**Professor says more milkweed habitats needed for monarch butterflies. One of the most widely recognized butterflies in North America, the monarch, is disappearing fast. Most of that decline is blamed on changing land use, but property owners can help shore up the population by setting aside monarch "way stations" filled with milkweed and other nectar-rich plants.

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Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is dedicated to saving the Monarch butterfly. If you have any comments or pro-Monarch info to share, please contact him on the Secure Contact Form and he will publish it on this blog.