Migrating Monarch Butterflies Need Milkweed to Survive Journey
Everybody must now plant their milkweed so they butterflies are going to survive!
You Know? Each
year aproximately 180-280 million Monarchs start migrating,
mate, lay eggs along the way and their children continue
the round trip. Milkweed is needed along the entire route
or they will not survive. It takes more than one milkweed
plant for each surviving adult due to natural predators.
That is an enormous ammount of milkweed! Most North Americans
were very lucky to have seen even one Monarch Butterfly
over the past few years.
Become an active participant now. Make a difference today.
It all starts with one seed...and we need you to plant
2005: The Overwintering numbers are 100 million less
then last year according to CNN. Milkweed to lay eggs
on is in short supply, according to our field observers,
and will severely hurt the 3,000 mile Monarch migration
From Central Mexico to Central Canada. Please start your
seeds so plant materials exist for our butterflies to
find on their migration route North. It is not too late
to make a real difference. Please contact all your friends
and get them involved in growing milkweed and protecting
the caterpillars from predation. They need your full support
now. Millions of Monarchs and Children are counting on