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Migrating Monarchs Stop for Food at Virginia Drive-thru

The migratory generation of monarchs that departs for their overwintering grounds each fall relies on late season wildflowers to fuel their flight. While sitting at a fast food drive thru in Prince William County, Virginia, earlier this month, one of our Farmers for Monarchs members spotted dozens of migrating monarchs refueling on the nectar of wildflowers planted alongside the restaurant’s building. The sighting goes to show that all pollinator habitat is both critical and effective no matter where it is planted.