LETTER: Plant milkweed to help save endangered monarch butterfly

To Ozaukee Press:

On July 21, the monarch butterfly was put on the endangered species list.

I think our city can help by planting milkweed. There are many types of milkweed that are native to North America.Wisconsin has common milkweed, butterfly weed and swamp milkweed, to name a few. Milkweed is the only host plant where monarchs reproduce.

I think a few good places to plant milkweed would be in Sauk Creek Park in the wild flower area, in the Sauk Creek Nature Preserve, the bird sanctuary and, if it is not already there, in Monarch City at City Hall.

If every city did this, monarch butterflies would have a chance to get off the endangered list. This is a small but important thing our city can do.

Wyatt Behrndt

Age 12, Boy Scout Troop 855

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