I followed a Monarch butterfly around the yard the other day, stalking it like I was the paparazzi...
They love the echinacea!
My favourite butterfly. I like them so much, I put them in the Bug Rug I hooked a few years back...
Monarchs are in trouble and need all the help they can get. Here are some tips for planting flowers that Monarch butterflies love. We have a lot of Monarch-friendly flowers on our farm, including milkweed, swamp milkweed, butterfly weed, bergamot, black-eyed Susan, common yarrow, New England aster and Canada Goldenroad. And as you can see, they enjoy echinacea (coneflowers.)
And check out eButterfly where you can help by recording the butterflies you observe.
Let's do all we can to keep this beautiful butterfly around for many years to come.