Plant milkweed for monarchs and other Pollinators!
Several species of milkweed are flowering right now and easy to identify. Check out our free Monarch SOS app for identification tips! Remember to always plant milkweed native to your region. You will not only be helping monarchs, since milkweed is their larval host plant, you also will be helping many other pollinators. To order seeds and start a milkweed garden, check out Xerces Society Milkweed Seed Finder here: http://www.xerces.org/milkweed-seed-finder/
This month's Nature Nugget:
Lady bugs are pretty, but did you know they are also nature's way of controlling aphids in your garden and on milkweed? These little beetles keep aphids in check and allow plants to thrive. Why use chemicals in your garden and harm wildlife, when ladybugs are safe, effective, plentiful and free?
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