Milkweed for Monarchs
People can help monarch butterflies by planting milkweed, a plant the insects rely on for breeding and feeding.
On this week’s show we’re talking about the status of monarch butterflies with monarch expert Lincoln Brower, a biology professor at Sweet Briar College.
According to Brower, the monarch population is in serious decline for several reasons, including habitat loss in the butterflies’ Mexican overwintering grounds and a decline in milkweed plant populations in the U.S. The monarchs rely on milkweed for breeding and feeding.