Planting Milkweed for the Monarch Butterfly!
The Monarch Butterfly will only lay its eggs on the milkweed plant. It is the only food source for the Monarch Caterpillar. Help the Monarchs by planting milkweed in your garden. Pick a sunny location with good drainage that is sheltered from the wind. Place close to a fence, building or other structure that can provide the Monarch Caterpillar with a good location to form its chrysalis.
A word of caution***Milkweed contains toxins that protect caterpillars, but are harmful to humans. When handling milkweed, take care to keep the white sap from broken milkweed pieces away from your eyes or other sensitive areas. As a precaution, wear gloves, do not touch eyes or brow area and wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap after touching milkweed!