Shades of October

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I had planned a quick trip to the Arboretum today, so I was hoping for a sunny day.
As it turned out, the sky was mostly grey, but the trees made all the difference!

Not your average weed

Food for the monarch butterfly caterpillar

Milkweed is a gourmet meal for the caterpillar and is reportedly edible by humans too.
I won’t be adding it to my menu anytime soon, but I may plant some in the garden for the monarchs.

More interesting info about milkweed

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