The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative, in cooperation with Delaware SWCD, invites Monarch butterfly lovers to participate in our annual Milkweed Roundup.  Please collect only common milkweed and drop off your mature pods at our office between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, through October 31st, 2019.

under ripe and mature milkweed pods

Make sure that…

Pods are dry and gray/light brown in color (the pod’s center seam splits open with gentle pressure);

Pods are placed in a paper bag or sack (not plastic grocery bags) to avoid moisture build-up and molds forming;

The sack of pods is labeled with the location and date of the collection;

A rubber band is gently placed around an opening pod (to keep seeds from escaping);

Underripe, green pods are not picked, as the seed is immature and not viable.