Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Free Milkweed Seeds

During the past few years, over 75% of the wintering Monarchs from North America froze to death in Mexico as a result of three days of rain and sub-freezing conditions.

There is also a Nationwide shortage of milkweed.

These freak weather patterns and destroyed habitats kill millions of helpless Monarchs. Habitat must be protected now to ensure their survival, before we see the day when this miracle of nature is only a memory.

The Monarchs need your help NOW. Please plant seeds and ensure their survival.

A Milkweed in every yard!

Send a self addressed, stamped envelope for Butterfly Seeds to:
Suggested Donation $2 or more.
Live Monarch Foundation - Seeds
3003-C8 Yamato Road #1015
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
The above picture is one of our families 9 monarchs we hatched last summer. Our first batch was 7 and then a later batch of just two. We are lucky to have a 3+ acre yard with lots of milkweed in it already. We do hunt out the caterpillars and keep them protected from the natural predators in our yard. It was a great learning experience for the kids, and I actually learned alot too. I haven't helped protect caterpillars since I was a little kid.
When fall came and the milkweed pods started to burst, we collected them and replanted them for this year. When we start getting caterpillars this year, I will post about their progress.

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