Some milkweed species are attractive additions to home landscapes, and monarch butterflies like them too. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on selecting and establishing milkweed.
Researchers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have worked to provide a mix of perennials to use as habitat for monarch butterflies and bees that provides a diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the growing season.
A monarch butterfly and wetland field day will be held Wednesday, June 14 at a CREP wetland near Story City.
Flowers that provide pollen and nectar are great additions to any garden and are a huge benefit to butterflies and bees. Learn how to turn a sunny corner of the yard into a place that attracts butterflies and pollinators.