On Aug. 14, The Tribune printed a photo I submitted. Pictured were three Monarch caterpillars on a milkweed plant in our garden. Unfortunately, you did not print a caption explaining the significance of the photo.
On Sept. 2, I saw on the front page of The Tribune an article, “Protection sought for disappearing Monarch.”
The reason I had originally sent the photo to be printed was to show how successful I was in planting milkweed in our garden to attract Monarch butterflies. The milkweed plant is easy to grow and quite pretty when in bloom, and is fairly drought resistant. Just last weekend, much to my delight, I saw several Monarchs in our garden laying their eggs on the milkweed plants.
This is the third year since planting the milkweed and each successive year has attracted more Monarch butterflies to our garden. So plant milkweed and they will come.