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Help Monarch Butterflies Thrive

Planting Milkweed as a food source for Monarchs
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2:19 PM

This spring, help establish a food source in your garden for Monarch Butterflies by planting Milkweed.  As discussed in the Crash Course and the Accelerated Crash Course, Monarch Butterfly populations have been devastated in recent years by pesticide use and a lack of native food.  Take a look at this informative article about how to create Monarch friendly habitat and do your part to support this valuable species.

http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/butterfly-massacre-nearly-billion-monarch-butterflies-have-vanished-past-25-years.html