Caring for Monarchs...
Oliva on Jul 04, 2018These butterflies have been decimated due to parasites and loss of food sources. In the East, we're advised to plant Asclepias (Orange butterfly weed), and make shallow "mud puddles" with nearby rocks, where they can sun themselves.Birds and cats will attact butterflies. Research butterfly houses in your area, which Monarchs may or may not use. Avoid pesticides, whenever possible (including your neighbors, as this stuff drifts in the wind).Helpful Reply
Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA on Jul 04, 2018See if this helps!http://mustangnews.net/declining-monarch-butterfly-populations-risk-parasites-stay-california/https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/common-monarch-diseases-prevention/I am extremely familiar with the Morro Bay, Los Osos, Pismo area butterfly reserves. Contact your local Ag Extension and see if there is anything you can do in your yard to help them along.Helpful Reply
Penne Johnson on Jul 04, 2018That was a very interesting read Naomie Thanks loads. If you read the above answer you can see more of what I have shared with my Monarchs.Helpful Reply
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