The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is calling on Ohioans for the 7th year of milkweed pod collections! Collection begins September 19 and ends November 15.
Since the first year, volunteers have collected approximately 5,000 gallons of milkweed seed pods, totaling over 22 million seeds! Milkweed is the only host plant for the Monarch butterfly for egg laying and caterpillar rearing. The disappearance of milkweed across the U.S. has contributed to the 80% decline of the Eastern Monarch butterfly population over the last 20 years.
Learn how you can help make a change at u.osu.edu/beelab/milkweed-seed.