Milkweed at Comeau Property may create conflict for local farmer

January 13, 2014 06:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Our native milkweed, the primary food of the monarch butterfly caterpillar, is diminishing with the expansion of farmland in the Midwest — partly in response to a fossil-fuel-saving measure, the legally mandated lacing of gasoline with corn ethanol. In the East, construction of homes and malls has also reduced milkweed habitat. Observers have reported a corresponding decline in the size of the monarch migration in recent years.
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