Butterflies Need Your Help - Milkweed for Monarchs

Monarch butterfly

If you care about the beautiful monarchs that flutter through Ohio, you can lend them a hand this fall.  The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) plants thousands of acres of roadside land with plants to support native pollinators, and they are asking the public to help by gathering dried seed pods of the common milkweed plant and taking them to the nearest county Soil and Water Conservation District office.

The ODOT program not only helps save Ohio pollinators, it also saves taxpayer funds that would have been spent on mowing costs.  

Learn more about the program and find your local drop off point here.