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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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