Monarch Butterflies…born on Handsome Brook Farm

Monarch larvae appear to feed exclusively on milkweeds in the genus Asclepias and several other genera of viny milkweeds in North America. Milkweeds are perennial plants, which means an individual plant lives for more than one year, growing each spring from rootstock and seeds rather than seeds alone. At Handsome Brook Farm Bed and Breakfast, we have created an un-mowed buffer zone on our berry hill in the Catskills, where milkweed plants flourish, and monarchs hatch every year.

For a great Monarch butterfly resource check out:

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