Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Wildlife
Participants
8
Hours
37
People Served
81

What is your wish for this project?

My wish for this project is to help save the monarch butterfly. The monarch butterfly population is decreasing, because of loss of habitat and climate change. My goal is to raise over $100.00 for an organization that helps protect the monarch butterfly. I am going to plant potted milkweed plants, which butterflies thrive on, and sell them. The profits will go to the organization helping monarchs....read more

How did it go?

My project has been a success! First, I gathered milkweed seeds in our garden, and then used the "cold stratification" method to keep them healthy over the winter. The cold stratification method is to moisten a paper towel, lay the seeds on it, put them in a plastic bag, and then refrigerate them for one to two months. I ended up with seven plants! I also made informational posters and educated people about the monarch butterfly and why it's becoming endangered, as well as doing ...read more