Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

Our School's Green Club is trying to increase the wildlife in our suburban area. We have planted a Native Wildlife Garden to provide food and shelter to birds, bees and other pollinators. Last year we planted one milkweed to try to attract Monarch butterflies. This year we had a dozen milkweeds grow and saw over 30 Monarch caterpillars and more than 20 Monarch butterflies....read more

How are you going to do it?

We would like to plant a garden for the Monarch Butterflies. We have gotten permission to use a sunny hillside next to our school parking lot and will transplant as many of our milkweed as possible. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed plants so their larvae can eat them. These are the only plants that Monarch caterpillars can eat. We will also buy and plant wildflowers in the same area that Monarch Butterflies use for food in the hopes of attracting more and of encouraging the Monarch...read more