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"“Use plants to bring life.” 

-  Douglas Wilson.

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MONARCH CONSERVATION SPACE

"Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. The monarch migration is truly one of the world's greatest natural wonders, yet it is threatened by habitat loss at overwintering grounds in Mexico and throughout breeding areas in the United States and Canada.

 

To offset the loss of milkweeds and nectar sources, we need to create, conserve, and protect monarch butterfly habitats. You can help by creating "Monarch Waystations". 

It can be as simple as adding milkweeds and nectar sources to existing gardens or maintaining natural habitats with milkweeds for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. No effort is too small to have a positive impact."

 

MONARCH WATCH.ORG

 

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Here at the farm, in addition to planting milkweed and a diversity of flowers, we collect monarch eggs and small caterpillars, bringing them to protected areas where both the plants and caterpillars can receive full sun, rain, and wind. The only difference is a mosquito net around the milkweeds.

After they transform into chrysalises, they are moved back to an open space.

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Have you ever wondered where do they spend the winter months?

MONARCHS NEED YOUR HELP

Plant a pollinator friendly garden, and stop using pesticides.

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