|Invertebrate Community in Milkweed |
Milkweed, Monarchs & More
Item #: 6059
Author: Ba Rea, Karen Oberhauser, Mike Quinn
Book Type: Paperback
A diverse natural community thrives in the milkweed growing along
our highways and woodland edges; in our open fields, fragmented
prairies and vacant lots; and in our lovingly tended gardens.
Several kinds of insects depend on milkweed as a food source. The
best known of these are the monarch butterflies whose late summer
generation graduates from milkweed nurseries all over North America
to join in an impressive migration. Many fly 2,000 miles or more
from the northern United States and Canada to mountains in the
Mexican states of Mexico and Michoacan. That incredible
accomplishment by such a small, seemingly delicate creature has
captured our imaginations and awakened many of us to the milkweed
community. We invite you to explore the milkweed growing in your
neighborhood for a fascinating glimpse into the complex
interdependence of life on our planet.
In the six years since the publication of the first edition, Milkweed, Monarchs and More has found its way into classrooms, homes, and nature centers. The
larger type and pictures are in response to requests for a larger
format - more classroom friendly for student reports and easier on
older eyes. The authors have also updated many of the sections, and
added more information on milkweed.