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October 8, 2016

QuestionHave you any news on Monarchs passing through? I have only seen one this year. I have butterfly weed and other flowering plants they like. Last year we had Monarch caterpillars and were thrilled to watch them through their entire cycle. But we have seen nothing so far this year. I live in Sherwood.  

AnswerThey were late arriving in my garden this year, but I started seeing larvae and butterflies in mid-September and this weekend I saw plenty of butterflies in my garden and other yards.  I hope you are experiencing the same.  Plant a diverse mix of flowers for butterflies and bees, and monitor your pesticide usage.  

 November 2014

QuestionWould you please tell me where I can purchase milkweed (seeds/and or plants) to plant now for the monarch butterflies?  Any information would be appreciated!


Answer Most nurseries carry the plants in the growing season.  They may have some plants available now. You are a bit late with seeds, especially as cold as it has gotten.  Normally we plant wildflower seeds in mid-October.  

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