As a group, we have learned that the Monarch Butterfly is dependent on the milkweed plant in its lifecycle. The West Coast population use to fly over our area, but people destroyed all the milkweed and the migration into Canada stopped. Monarch Butterflies are rarely seen now. Years ago, we planted the native milkweed (Showy Milkweed) plants in our wildflower garden. This Fall we harvested seed pods full of seeds. This Spring we collected and planted seeds which we hope will grow into healthy plants to place in our area, hopefully helping the Monarch Butterfly return.