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S2 Episode 8 – The Milkweed Effect: Interview with Laura Fanning, Monarch Enthusiast

Apr 10 2020

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Join us for a countdown to Earth Day with season 2 of Earth Chats. We’re releasing an episode every weekday through April 22nd, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

In this episode: Start a habitat for Monarchs! Milkweed: The only plant that monarchs lay their eggs on. A constant stream of butterflies. How do they know from generation to generation the path from Canada to Mexico… and back? Pollinator flowers draw them to your yard for layovers. Monarchs bow to the Queen of the Prairie. 

Raising children to love butterflies. ??? Make your yard a science experiment. 

Rabbits call Kay “Mrs. McKeen.”

Real Talk Pollinators: Purple Coneflowers. Blazing Star. Black-Eyed Susans. Bee Balm. New England Aster, Joe Pye weed. 

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