Monarch on swamp milkweed

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly. “One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
– Hans Christian Andersen

An excellent list of key plants for the butterfly and hummingbird garden is available in PDF format from NJ Audubon at this link. I’ve found this list to be very helpful when planning my own garden and can attest to the popularity of the *Chocolate Cake* plants that are listed there as most attractive to butterflies and hummers. What is especially nice about this list is that it annotates those species which are native.


4 thoughts on “Monarch on swamp milkweed”

  1. What a gorgeous picture, Laura.

    I’ve always wanted to see the monarch migrations through Santa Cruz, CA. Somehow, I missed them when I was living there.

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