The latest research on Monarch Butterflies shows a sharp decline in its numbers since monitoring began nearly 20 years ago.
Part of the problem lies in the parallel decline of milkweed – a plant that Monarchs rely on for food and protection. Milkweed, often eradicated through the use of pesticides, is vital to the Monarch’s ability to survive and reproduce.
What can you do to help?
It’s easier than you think! Plant milkweed in your garden, along your driveway or at the cottage this spring and give the Monarch a much-needed helping hand. Need help getting started? Check out our guide to planting milkweed and get ready to welcome home the Monarch!
“Weeds are just a plant out of place” – Ed Lawrence on the CBC’s Ontario Today
Listen to Ontario Today’s podcast special on Monarch Butterflies and milkweed gardens.