Saturday, August 28, 2010

Got Milkweed?

The Monarch butterflies have landed in my yard.

DSC_5213 (There are four butterflies in this picture.  Do you see them all?)


The Monarchs sometimes stop at the Purple Coneflower but what the really love is the Milkweed.


The Milkweed plant is a a favorite of the Monarch.    I planted it so they would come to visit my garden.    


This milkweed is like a magnet for them.  I saw seven Monarchs sitting  on this plant at one time.


Monarchs are travelers.   They migrate in the fall to spend the winter in Mexico.  


Milkweed is easy to grow.   If you want to attract Monarchs to your garden, plant some.


Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful Photos! I do have Milkweed..and we had some caterpillars..but only a few Monarchs..I blame the sprayers in the fields...years ago we had so many:)

Anonymous said...

love the pictures. haven't seen any monarchs yet. mom

Missy said...

I just may have to do that I think the day care children would love to watch them. Thanks Mary! Great photos!