Milkweeds are an important component of the ecosystem

When I moved here, milkweeds were coming up wild. They are beautiful. Let them grow for the monarch butterflies. The flowers smell like perfume.

As I sat on my porch last evening, I saw a small black butterfly; so cute.

Did you ever stop to think as you mow everything down, you are actually hurting us?

Did you read about milkweeds in the Sunday, Aug. 5, Leader-Herald? You should have.

I remember when I was little, my mother and us kids would pack our empty burlap bags for the soldiers (our cows gain came in them).

Now the down is being used for insulation for high end coats.

I guess you’d have to be a “big shot” or “big wig” to afford them; big bucks.

EUNICE KILMER

Johnstown