Milkweed alert

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Re: Milkweed alert: Loss of Habitat
In reply to richj20, 8 months ago

richj20 wrote:

Milkweeds have been of great interest to me because I see beautiful butterflies, such as the swallowtail:

Papilio sp. on Asclepias fascicularis

But it is the Monarch that has become of grave concern because of the decline of milkweed -- its primary habitat:

Danaus plexippus on Asclepias fascicularis


  • Loss of monarchs and milkweed due to roadside management practices, intensive agriculture and the extensive use of herbicides is certainly a factor in this decline. Sustaining the western monarch population will require extensive restoration of milkweeds as well as efforts to protect existing monarch habitats.

Let's keep photographing milkweeds!

- Richard

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