This past Wednesday, May 25, 2016, I came back home from a day of substitute teaching and the gym and there were these boxes full of 2-3 flats each of milkweed! This is what 988 plugs look like when UPS drops them off in your driveway. So Chris and I got to it and unloaded them out of the shipping containers and netting.
Unlike other butterflies that complete their cocooning and caterpillar phases on various trees, plants, or shrubs. The Monarch does so only on a variety of the native milkweed plant. The reason our Monarch Watch project has importance, is due to the increasing and dramatic losses in the Monarch butterflies habitat from large land uses for crops and residential property. Monarch's travel each year from the northern Midwest down through the US to Mexico each year! So how do we fix the need for groceries in our markets and homes near our work, and help the pollinators do what they do best...pollinate. Well that's where we are hoping to do our part and inspire you to do what you can where you live. At CRC Stewardship Ridge we are working together as a family and with our partners to offset some of the habitat losses through restoration of wild habitat. Starting here at home.
As a family we would like to thank the Monarch Watch in their partnership and Taylor Creek Nursery for the plants. Many Thanks!!
Now that all 988 plugs of milkweed are out of the boxes. The next phase...planting time! We hope you "Like Us" on Facebook to follow our progress along the way.
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