Meanwhile, I'm begging for yellow. Bush's Coneflower has been nice to see, but I expected to have a fantastic black-eyed susan bloomfest, but nearly all of them are diseased with what I'm sure is Aster Yellows. I'll have to rip them all out and try them again in the future.Love love love the poppy mallow! At this time of year I love anything that's blooming that isn't YELLOW!
Coreopsis is another issue for me, but in a different way. Rabbits completely took care of my coreopsis lanceolata buds this year. I have about two flowers total. My Common Milkweed and oldest Swamp Milkweeds look sick. A section of Wild Bergmont looked sick and then suddenly got knocked down, guessing rabbits chewed the base of them. Nervous that my Purple Coneflowers will get Aster Yellows. Not the best year in my native garden, but it's still active with life, and that's what matters most. Now I just need to figure out which plants do the best and focus on expanding their populations and replacing the ones that don't.and coreopsis is out of control!
Sadly, the biggest issue with Monarchs is habitat loss, and that's not something that will be fixed if they're put on the endangered species list. Actually, its unlikely that anything will be done to actually help them if they end up on the list. One thing that will change is that they'll be "protected", which means it'll become illegal to collect eggs and caterpillars to raise. Some individuals and nature centers raise dozens, even hundreds of them each year, and most of them would not have made it to adulthood if they were not collected and sheltered from predators, so putting them on the list may have some negative impacts.I saw on the news this morning that the monarch butterflies could get out on endangered species list.
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