Most people have heard that the monarch butterfly is in trouble.  Numerous reports have indicated that their numbers have declined by over 95% in the U.S.  The loss of habitat has been the main issue.  All habitat sites used for breeding, migrating and overwintering have been impacted.  The loss of milkweed in these habitats, a native plant that monarch caterpillars eat, is the biggest contributing factor to population declines.  Planting milkweeds and other monarch friendly plants will help.  Applewood carries 5 species of milkweeds and can provide assistance in choosing the appropriate nectar plants for your area.  Please contact us at (303) 431-7333 or

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