My husband started something this morning — a discussion of milkweed and the monarch butterfly. Did you know this beautiful butterfly ONLY lays her eggs on the milkweed plant. The only reason this species would dwindle is because of a lack of this plant. There’s something in the plant that makes the monarch taste bitter which is why it doesn’t have many predators. We used to have a big ‘ole vine of it in our chain link fence but when we replaced the fence, it was gone. I think we’ll get some! Except, I want to get the bush kind (not the vine).
Character Education Through Story — Planting Seeds for Tomorrow’s Leaders