Mothering Monarchs

Learn about raising Monarchs and the plants that benefit their proliferation
Presented by Lori Ranker

Each fall, Monarch butterflies from the U.S. and Canada begin a 2,000 mile migration to overwinter in Mexico and return the following spring to begin a new generation of Monarchs. Unfortunately, this critical migration has experienced recent decline. While there are many factors contributing to the drop in the monarch population, you can help with Monarch conservation beginning in your own backyard! Bring Mom and the family and join us at Sugar Maple on May 12th for a Monarch Butterfly Workshop which will include discussion about:

Gardening for Monarchs – what plants to grow in your garden that attract Monarch butterflies
Rearing Monarch butterflies – how to raise Monarch butterflies in your own home
Monarch Migration – Learn about the annual Monarch butterfly migration and why it is in decline
Seed Bombs – Simply throw them into a vacant corner of your yard and watch the milkweed grow
Activities for Kids – Fun Monarch-related crafts for the kids to make and take


May 12 2019


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm