I was driving through the northern U.S. to get to Boston and then drove back. I noted along the way, by the sides of the highways, there were many milkweeds, as well as dogbanes.
This will sound cliche, as it has been repeated many times over many years. So, please forgive me. I’d like to ask people, especially in the southern U.S. to plant more milkweed. The northern U.S. has kinda got it figured out. Boston had it everywhere, and so did the highways through New York, Jersey, and Connecticut. Please, plant more of the stuff. I’d like to see an uptick in their population.
Planting can be in your backyard, in natural areas, etc. I plan to plant some in my yard. I may also plant some in an open field by my school, and see if it takes. It’s a good spot for them. If we plant more and get more monarchs, this can also help other endangered species. Not only will it help by introducing the plant, but it’ll help us also figure out how to help other species.