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