Planting milkweed for Monarchs is vital!
Milkweed is the sole host plant for Monarch butterflies. This particular plant is lacking on the landscape and has had a direct effect on Monarch populations.
Please join us in our effort to replenish this essential plant in Ohio by collecting milkweed pods in your area.
All you can – Where you can!
statewide pod collection 2016
Collection Dates: September 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Warren SWCD will be an official collection site for the 2016 statewide pod collection effort supporting the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative. To collect the seed pods from a milkweed plant it is best to pick them when they are dry, gray, or brown in color. If the center seam pops with gentle pressure, they can be picked. It is best to collect pods into paper bags or paper grocery sacks. Avoid using plastic bags because they attract moisture. Store seeds in a cool, dry area until you can deliver to Warren SWCD.