The Peterborough Examiner
August 13, 2014
By: Clifford Skarstedt
Peterborough GreenUp Ecology Garden manager Marcy Adzich was on hand Wednesday with a display of monarch caterpillars at the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market in the Louis St. parking lot.
Adzich was on hand to educate visitors about the importance of milkweed and its purpose and importance for monarch butterflies.
Famed as a plant that attracts butterflies, this wildflower is a must-have for the butterfly garden.
It is the host for monarch butterfly caterpillars.
Monarch butterflies deposit their eggs on milkweed plants; once the caterpillars emerge, they eat the leaves.