Come learn how your gardening practices can help the plight of Monarch butterflies with Angela Laws, Monarch Ecologist with Xerces Society and Mia Monroe, Xerces Society volunteer at our 3rd ANNUAL BUTTERFLY SUMMIT on Saturday, April 27 at 1pm! Come early for even more talks, info tables and to see live caterpillars and butterflies in action!
With a number of environmental factors negatively impacting Monarchs – climate change, habitat loss and increased use of GMO's and herbicides just to name a few – it's up to us gardeners to help bridge the gap for Monarch populations. Planting Milkweed along their migratory routes gives them sustenance and a food source for their voracious babies when they need it most. Beautiful and tough, tolerant of heat, drought, poor soil, deer, even some clay, Milkweeds are glorious and gardenworthy even if they weren't so important and crucial to the future of our Monarchs.
NOW is a great time to plant Milkweeds so migrating Monarchs might find them in Summer and Fall and lay their eggs among the leaves. A prized nectar source for many butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, Milkweed is also the SOLE host plant for Monarch butterflies and essential to their survival!
Improve your garden karma: PLANT MILKWEED – Monarchs' SOLE Host Plant!