Places to find milkweed in Sask. to conserve monarch butterflies

People in Saskatchewan are looking to help monarch butterflies in the province.

Monarch butterflies need milkweed to thrive

People in Saskatchewan are looking to help monarch butterflies in the province.

While the monarch butterfly population has increased from last year, it's still the second lowest researchers have ever seen. Tyler Flockhart, a researcher at the university of Guelph, told CBC's Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger that this is due to the loss of milkweed plants.

"It's the only plant that the butterflies will lay eggs on, and the only plant that caterpillars will feed on before they develop into butterflies," Flockhart said.

It turns out many CBC listeners have already been growing milkweed. They sent us their own suggestions for where to find the seeds in Saskatchewan.

Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company

​Leaf2Wing

Leaf2Wing.org gives free milkweed to anyone who promises to use it.

Prairie Originals

Richters Catalog

Save Our Monarchs

West Coast Seeds

If you know of others, let us know so we can add to the list. Send them by email to morningedition@cbc.ca.

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