monarch butterfly

Love a monarch (butterfly), discourage a deer

Monarch butterflies require plants of the milkweed family to complete their life cycles.

Plant shopping, anyone? If you want to encourage our bees, butterflies and birds this year, think native plants. Monarch butterflies, for instance, require plants of the milkweed family to complete their life cycles. And--what a bonus--milkweed happens to be very deer-resistant. 

I love to make lists and here's a list help the cause: deer-resistant native perennials, shrubs and trees. It's also my latest column in The Day/Shoreline Times

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