Protecting and restoring wild milkweed stands in the United States and Canada is the only way to save the magnificent Monarch migration. Developing high-value products and using sustainably harvested wild milkweed will preserve and restore Monarch butterfly habitat across North America.
We founded Ogallala Comfort Company and developed Hypodown®, a cozy, durable, and comfortable sleeping product made from soft, silky milkweed fibers (Syriaca Clusters). Our company has been collecting milkweed pods for almost 30 years — long before most people realized the benefits and importance of milkweed. As much as we tried to educate and explain the significance of milkweed seed in Monarch habitat restoration, most people were not interested in planting it until recently. We feel blessed to be in a position to have the seed supply available for people interested in restoring Monarch habitat. Our discovery of the pain relieving properties of milkweed oil led to the development of Milkweed Balm, a topical pain reliever. We sponsor a milkweed pod collection program to send raw milkweed pods to our processing center.
Join us on our mission to embrace biodiversity and economic development by using creativity and our favorite renewable, natural resource: milkweed.
The Monarch Flyway Team