MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE DYING and COULD GO EXTINCT
without OUR HELP! Monarchs Need more milkweed.
there used to be millions of monarchs and other butterflies that would migrate through the inland empire. we want to bring the monarchs back to this area and create environments that are safe for butterflies and other living things.
PLANTING MILKWEED AND NECTAR PLANTS ARE KEY. WHEN COMMUNITIES COME TOGETHER AND PLANT WHAT THE MONARCHS AND OTHER BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS NEED WE ALL BENEFIT!
WITHOUT MILKWEED MONARCHS CANNOT SURVIVE!
Monarch butterflies lay eggs and eat milkweed leaves. That is how they evolved and why the destruction of habitats and their milkweed and hibernation areas is critical for their survival. Milkweed is easy to grow even in the Inland Empire hot temperatures. There are lots of different kinds of milkweed. It should be a priority to plant only varieties that are native to your area.
A tropical variety of milkweed works well and Monarchs like it, but is not a California native. We're learning why this Florida native could hurt Monarchs in the California area.