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Extension Educator Discusses Butterfly Gardens

Flower gardens are a popular hobby during the warmer months in Illinois, and pollinators play a key role in allowing them to flourish.


But how to get pollinators like butterflies into your gardens? Horticulture Educator with the University of Illinois Extension Office Brittany Haag (Hay-gue) has a surprising solution: milkweed.



She goes on to say there are other types of milkweed that caterpillars and butterflies really like and can be found at any local garden shop.

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