What you can do NOW to support the Monarch Butterflies
1. Plant a butterfly garden containing milkweed and other nectar sources. Milkweed contains a toxin which the young caterpillars consume to keep away predators–they depend on milkweed to survive.
2. Encourage public land managers to transform common ground and open spaces of turf into butterfly habitats containing native plants.
3. Tell your friends and family about the importance of adding milkweed to their gardens.
Tips on Starting Your Butterfly Garden
If you would like to develop a monarch-friendly design for your yard, contact Karen to set up a design consultation. Whether you want the design professionally implemented or you enjoy the DIY experience, Karen provides outstanding and sustainable designs, tips and resources. Contact Karen directly via phone at 314-954-6140 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updated information on the STL Milkweeds for Monarchs initiative and to receive recognition for creating a monarch garden, please visit stlouis-mo.gov/sustainability.