The plight of the Monarch butterfly is desperate. The population is down by 80% since 1992.
The Milkweed plant, which is the only sustenance for the Monarch caterpillar, has been decimated by various herbicides, pesticides, and overzealous developers
SaveOurMonarchs.org gives extensive info on how to save the monarchs, by extending the Milkweed habitat. Free Milkweed seeds are available at the website.
It is a worthwhile effort.