Pollinator Partnership: "Our second sighting of a future monarch butterfly! If you plant it, they will come. Thanks for supporting our monarch habitat research. Find out what you can do: http://bit.ly/1vd2ZmI
Don't Kill the Caterpillar! That striped caterpillar chomping on your milkweed will soon be a beautiful Monarch butterfly. Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants (Asclepias spp.), and monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay their eggs. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much milkweed from the landscape.