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Things To Do To Help Monarchs On Their Long Trip


Last updated 11/8/2021 at 11:12am

Monarch butterflys like narrow-leaved sunflowers.

Every fall, millions of monarchs make their way down to the equator to flee the harsh winter conditions that would await them up north. On their journey down to Mexico, however, they need to make quite a few pit stops to fuel up on nectar. While you may have heard that milkweed is an essential piece to the puzzle of monarch conservation, equally as important are the main sources that sustain the adults during migration – fall-blooming nectar flowers.

Why Fall-Blooming Flowers?

Fall-blooming flowers provide a source of nectar for adult monarchs migrating down South for the winter. While m...

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