I recently posted on the plight of the Monarch butterfly and things we can do to help. Mary Holland shared an awesome website that uses citizen science to track northward migrations of not just Monarchs, but other migrants as well. I love this site! For those who are curious as to when to expect visitors to your yard and gardens, check it out!
Yesterday, I was able to get funding from our local Garden Club (thank you ladies!) to plant 200 milkweed and coneflower plants at our Grammar School. Parents have volunteered their backs and minds to the project and teachers will use plantings to teach kids about nature.
A home-schooled neighbor, along with her younger sister, has been inspired to do a study on the plight of the Monarchs. Her dad, who owns an orthodontic practice, has generously donated funds for packets of ‘butterfly garden’ seeds, which will be given away at local outlets by the girls to educate the public. Win-win-win all the way around for insects, plants, nature, kids and adults!
Who says that one small person can’t make a world of difference?