Local butterfly garden provides milkweed for monarchs

October 13, 2020

Monarch butterflies are beginning to hatch in the Villages of Five Points butterfly garden. As cooler fall weather comes to the area, monarchs begin their annual migration of thousands of miles to Florida and Mexico. The garden of milkweed, a plant critical to the life of monarchs, is helping to repopulate this iconic species, which has been on the decline for several years. Scientists say the population has fallen to less than 30,000 monarchs.

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