My wonderful husband and I have been bike riding as often as possible enjoying the beautiful autumn weather. On Friday, we were on a county sand road. As we passed milo fields and cattle herds, I was checking out the plants along the road. Along one particular mile, there were a lot of milk weed plants with seed pods already opened the fluffy seeds gone in the wind. Then, I spotted a plant right in the edge of the road whose seed pods were ready to explode, but still intact. I carefully collected one pod and tucked it into my pocket.
The promise of native milk weed plants next year.
I want to support monarch butterflies more next year. They need the milk weed plants for the caterpillars.
I haven't seen any monarch butterflies here since I posted about the asters. I think they've moved on south for the winter.
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