Here’s my latest For the Birds column, which runs weekly in The Hour (Norwalk, CT) and The Keene Sentinel in New Hampshire.
Why do so many people consider milkweed a useless weed?
Perhaps because it is so prevalent (or at least used to be). Perhaps because it grows in vacant parking lots and in cracks in sidewalks. Perhaps because that’s what we’ve been told and trained to think all these years. Or it could be because is has the word ‘weed’ right in its name.
Whatever the reason it’s time to change the way we think about milkweed. Here are some quick facts about the beautiful and valuable plant: