What should I be doing an... #216079 - Ask Extension


What should I be doing an... #216079

Asked October 08, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

What should I be doing and not doing to attract, protect, and support monarch butterflies

Jefferson County West Virginia

Expert Response


The biggest threats to monarch butterflies are habitat loss and loss of milkweed plants. The single best thing you can do to help attract and support monarchs is to plant milkweed plants, which are required by monarch caterpillars to grow and develop. For more information on protecting monarchs check out this free brochure at: https://pollinator.org/PDFs/NAPPC.Monarch.broch.ver8.pdf

Daniel Frank Replied October 16, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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