ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Over the next few seasons you should see more monarch butterflies in St. Louis. That’s because the city is making a commitment to help grow the population. Starting Tuesday the city will plant milkweed plants at the Brightside demonstration garden on Shenandoah Avenue.
Why milkweed plants?
The butterflies only lay their eggs on the plants and their caterpillars only eat milkweed.
The city is encouraging city and county residents to include milkweed in your gardens this season.