Why is Mrs. Green telling everyone she can to PLANT MILKWEED NOW?
Monarch Butterfly Populations Are Plummeting. The Western monarch population stood in the millions in the 1980s. In 2017, an annual count found 200,000 butterflies. In 2018, the tally fell to about 30,000.
What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population? Research pins the loss on a variety of factors including development, climate change, farming practices and the widespread use of pesticides on home and business lawns.
More than beautiful, monarch butterflies contribute to the health of our planet and research affirms planting pollinator gardens could help the butterflies recover!
How do YOU transform YOUR yard and garden into a thriving habitat for beautiful songbirds, colorful butterflies, buzzing bees and other local wildlife? Listen to our podcast with David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation : The Butterfly Effect: Creating Garden Magic and don’t forget to check out our podcast insights from this one. Spoiler Alert: He’s published an amazing book we had to have: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife.
Finally, we’d love for you to read about one #DisruptorforGood in our tribe, Frances King shares about A Love Affair with Gardening and why planting milkweed matters to her! #SHEro
Please, buy some seeds and #PlantMilkweed!
Video Credit: this was filmed and edited by the super talented and truly amazing, human being, Nate Mckowen of Updraft Productions. He is one in a million and really does make this world a better place!