More Milkweed, Please!
The Monarch Butterfly lays its eggs on the milkweed plant, and when those eggs hatch and the young emerge, they eat milkweed to get bigger and stronger. In fact, they eat only milkweed — and there’s a good reason for that. The sap of this plant comes in particularly handy for this species because predators really hate the taste of it. So when young Monarchs chow down on this plant, predators are less likely to try to eat them.