Aster study, Autumn 2017, by Elizabeth Fagan, Left Coast Creative, for Lake Michigans Left Coast

Aster Study, Autumn 2017, by Left Coast Creative

Photos of a field of wild asters on a sunny autumn day in Wisconsin

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Common milkweed, Elizabeth Fagan, Left Coast Creative, for Lake Michigans Left Coast

Common Milkweed @ Forest Beach

Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) grows across Wisconsin. These native plants ooze a toxic sticky milk that bestows the milkweed its name. The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) evolved with immunity to the plant's poison; in fact, monarch caterpillars and butterflies need the milkweed plant to survive. Also immune the plant's poison are milkweed bugs, which feed … Continue reading Common Milkweed @ Forest Beach