Planting Monarch Habitat

11-09-2017 in Green Farmstead Partner

Although harvest season is still on the minds of many Iowa farmers, now is a good time to start thinking about planting monarch habitat.

According to the monarch butterfly research team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, November and December are ideal months for establishing grasses, sedges and large-seeded forbs that attract the mighty monarch.

For more information and planting tips, check out the following video or visit www.iowamonarchs.info.

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