Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Plant a flower, save the world, or at least a butterfly

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Oct 11, 2014 7:43 PM CST
See the article here:

Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Oct 13, 2014 6:01 AM CST
Thanks for sharing, Karen! Wonderful to see these efforts to raise awareness and make milkweed available!!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 13, 2014 6:09 PM CST
Nice to see this reminder! Peak Monarch fall season is approaching in Texas, yet I'm not seeing any Monarchs. The article has a few errors, however. Most Monarchs that move through Texas in fall will not reproduce until they leave their wintering territory in Mexico early in spring the next year. Others may stop and lay eggs in Texas for a new generation which will head to Mexico if they survive. That's the way I understand it, anyway. In any case, they need milkweeds and nectar from other flowering plants.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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