Monarchs are specialists because their larvae will only eat Milkweed species. They will nectar on many different flowering plants, one favorite in our yard is the Meadow Blazingstar (Liatris ligulistylis) in early August.
Monarch Waystation because we are providing food and nectar sources for the monarch butterfly.
We will now be watching for the caterpillars to develop in the next month. For photos of a Monarch butterfly emerging from a chrysalis in our yard go to the insects page.