Milkweed pods collected in Ohio in effort to save lots of monarch butterflies

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Common milkweed seedpods should be collected when they are dry, gray or brown.

Have you ever been rising milkweed in an effort to save lots of monarch butterflies? Or are you aware the place widespread milkweed is rising within the wild?

It’s virtually time to reap the seedpods.

The Summit Soil & Water Conservation District is encouraging native residents to take part within the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative’s milkweed pod assortment, which runs by means of Nov. 1. 

The Ohio State College Extension workplace has arrange an out of doors assortment bin for milkweed pods at its Summit County workplace on the Akron City League at 440 Vernon Odom Blvd. The inexperienced bin is positioned outdoors Door 19.

However don’t clip these pods till they’re prepared (and dry).

Milkweed is the one host plant for monarchs. After the butterflies lay their eggs on it, the caterpillars hatch and feed on the leaves.

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