Do you like Monarch Butterflies? Did you know they need milkweed to sustain them in their caterpillar stage? Come learn a little about Monarch butterflies and various types of Milkweed on Saturday, October 2 from 9-10:30am at the Wellington Park Monarch Garden (Kilburn Road, West Newton). See how easy it is to raise Monarchs from finding a tiny egg on a milkweed leaf to a full grown colorful butterfly. Learn about planting and growing different native varieties of milkweed as well as other pollinator plants that feed the adults in a beautiful Monarch-centric pollinator garden.
If you raise monarchs or milkweed, please come and share your knowledge. This informal event will bring together those who would have milkweed seeds or plants and those who are willing to share them. We may have monarchs at various life stages (caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly) to show.
Also check out the Newton Conservator Newsletter article on raising Monarchs and a video of last fall’s webinar, ‘Meet the Monarchs.’
Headline photo by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash.