Will You Help Save The Monarch Butterfly?
The USDA is putting several millions of dollars up to save the Monarch butterfly. They are pretty. They eat milkweed. The migrate from Mexico to the uppder midwest every year.
Monarch's are losing numbers because farmers are killing milkweed. USDA will pay you to plant milkweed. How much will you plant?
Is being pretty a good enough reason to devote part of your farmland to milkweed? I have not seen any reports that milkweed is needed by any other insects. Monarch butterflys are not identified as pollinators.
I'll share my initial impression. I am not inclined to spend money or dedicate acres to milkweed for a non-pollinator. I hope they survive but am not eager to do much about it.
What about your? Are you willing to put your acres where the USDA money is?
Re: Will You Help Save The Monarch Butterfly?
We already help the Monarchs.
Two years ago, my wife, and and I started a foundation to help to save the monarchs.
It is called SaveOurMonarchs Foundation and is devoted to helping to save the monarchs by distributing FREE Milkweed Seed Packets to anyone requesting them. You can get Swamp Milkweed seeds at SaveOurMonarchs.org.
No Milkweed, No Monarchs!