Milkweed – 10/17/08

Observer: Peter Higgins

Observation Date: 10/17/08

Observation Time: 5:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (Trustees of Reservations)

Common Name: Milkweed

Scientific Name: Asclepias syriaca

Comments: Milkweed is an important food source for butterflies, moths and other insect species. It has been decimated by the application of glyphosate herbicide (a.k.a. Roundup) on vast fields of corn and soybeans that have been genetically modified to tolerate glypohosate.

More Information: Scientific American