Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Where: Shoreline Park #1, 2801 Seaview Parkway , Bay Farm, Alameda, California, United States
Event Type: Education
Ticket Price: N/A
Help Save Our Monarchs by Planting Milkweed and Flower Seeds! Last Thanksgiving, only 28,429 monarchs were counted in their wintering colonies compared to a historic population of about 10 million in the Western Monarch migration. Today monarchs face several challenges, the most intractable being a lack of milkweed (Asclepias spp.), where females typically lay their eggs, as well as a lack of winter blooming nectar plants to feed them along their journey. They are also being decimated by the increased use of glyphosate in agriculture, which kills milkweed and other sources of food for these butterflies. If you have a sunny, open 4' x 4' space where you could plant milkweed and butterfly flowers - you could be part of the solution! At this special workshop we will talk about how to plant and maintain a butterfly garden, then help you plant California native milkweed (and other flower seeds) so you can create your own butterfly garden. You will leave with milkweed, winter blooming flowers and information on how to help the monarchs!