Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
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What is your wish for this project?

To have more Milkweed plants available for the Monarch Butterflies when they migrate through our city heading for their overwintering spot in Pismo Beach 8 miles to the south of us and down into Mexico. More milkweed is needed in our town so butterflies can lay their eggs on the milkweed and the caterpillars that are born will have milkweed to eat. We want to help the butterfly population improve so that 1 billion Monarch Butterflies will make it to Mexico like they used to in the past.

How did it go?

Action and Progress: I have grown the native milkweed Asclepius Fascicularis from seed with the help of a local wholesale nursery. I have given all of the plants away to friends and neighbors. Many of the plants had monarch eggs and/or small caterpillars on the leaves already because I grew the plants next to my own butterfly garden that is very good at attracting Monarchs. I found out that plants with caterpillars really inspired my friends and neighbors to want to learn more about the more