Caring for Land

Love monarch butterflies? Get Milkweed!

Canadians have had a wacky, never-ending winter. It's been even worse for monarch butterflies. Their numbers overwintering in Mexico hit an all-time low. Severe weather and the virtual eradication of milkweed (the plant monarch mothers and caterpillars depend on) throughout much of their migratory path has put the monarchs' epic migration back to Canada at risk.