Friday, June 15, 2007

The buds on our Swamp Milkweed (and its cousins Butterfly Weed and Common Milkweed) are just about ready to pop. These are host plants for the Monarch Butterfly, and it is from their milky sap that Monarch imbibe the poison that deters predators. Though I have only seen a few stragglers so far, I would expect the local Monarch population to take off shortly.

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