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Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed.

Milk Weed was something I once thought was something to eat but as a child, I had no idea that it was the Monarch's favorite food source.

I have heard that Corporate giant mega agriculture monarchs have done something lately that is NOT GOOD FOR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY POPULATION.

If you think there has been a visible decline in Monarch Butterflies lately, you are not the only one on earth aware of this. There are far far fewer on the planet Earth today than a decade or for that matter, just a few years ago. Why is that? You had to ask? Okay here is a link to the information that tells all about it, from people who know what they are talking about. But hey, when I see fewer of them I know it is happening, as plain as the clouds in the sky predict if it will rain today or NOT.


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MegL wrote on September 30, 2018, 2:41 PM

You can get the paper and download it if you want. It is long and I haven't gone through it all.

VinceSummers wrote on September 30, 2018, 3:12 PM

Butterflies in general in this part of Virginia are way down in number, as are bees. I'm thinking it is the climate.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 2, 2018, 8:25 PM

It has to be the climate. Today, after mowing the lawn, I saw a Monarch Butterfly lighting on my pink roses. Still blooming in the fall after the temperature dropped below the 90 degree mark.

cmoneyspinner wrote on October 9, 2018, 11:42 AM

Interesting read. I wasn't aware of the cause of the decrease in the population of monarch butterflies or it's connection with milkweed. But I'm not surprised others might want to blame GMO. There are two things people can blame for anything these days: GMO and Climate Change.