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Monarch Butterfly in Front Yard, Virginia

Monarch in the Front Yard

A city home in Falls Church, Virginia  

A front yard of rambunctious overgrown plants makes much better butterfly habitat than a lawn and tightly trimmed plantings. The best thing people can do for our beloved Monarch Butterflies is to tolerate its caterpillar host food plants — milkweeds in gardens, farmlands, roadsides, and everywhere in between.