Today marks another exciting development in the EcoConnections garden.
Each year millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from the US and Canada to over winter in Mexico and California until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. The Monarch migration is one of the world's greatest natural wonders but it is threatened by habitat loss in North America. Monarch Watch is an organization who are promoting and supporting the campaign to 'Bring Back the Monarchs'. To read about their fascinating and important work visit their web page by clicking on the link above.
As part of their campaign they are inviting participants in the Monarch Waystation Program. Connections is delighted today to have taken delivery of 32 Milkweed plants (Asclepius Incarnata) and become officially recognized as a certified Monarch Waystation! Monarchs need the milkweed plants to host their larvae in the spring and without the nectar Monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to their overwintering grounds in Mexico.
We will keep you posted on the arrival of the butterflies!
We are thrilled to be partnering with both Monarch Watch and The Natural Resources Defense Council who work to safeguard the earth, its people, its plants and the natural systems on which all life depends.