Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Help the Monarchs and become a Butterfly Hero!

Pledge to help the Monarch butterflies and become a butterfly hero!  The National Wildlife Federation is offering a FREE Butterfly Garden Starter Kit for anyone who snaps a photo of themselves (or their kids) making the American Sign Language sign for butterfly.

PLEDGE TODAY!  The sign for butterfly is made by linking your thumbs and crossing your two hands in front of you at the wrists with your palms facing you. After taking the pledge, you will receive a Butterfly Garden Starter Kit, while supplies last. Once you have your kit, learn how to garden and watch your wildlife garden bloom!

Your butterfly garden starter kit will include:

  • Seed packet with native milkweed or a flowering nectar plant
    • Monarchs drink nectar from flowers and their caterpillars eat only milkweed
  • A list of milkweed and nectar plants native to your region
    • Ask your garden center for the best plants on our list to add to your garden
  • Ranger Rick Nature Notebook
    • Observe your garden and the butterflies, caterpillars, and other wildlife that make it their new home!
  • Butterfly Heroes Sticker and Poster
    • Show your Butterfly Hero Pride!
For many years we have been helping the monarch by planting milkweed, and rescuing the caterpillars off the milkweed growing on the side of the road where the county cuts it down.   We often bring the eggs and caterpillars inside where we can watch the transform and also protect them from predators. The monarch population is threatened, and teaching our children to protect them is so very important.  

Everyone who pledges before May 15th will also be registered to win a trip to Disney World! See official rules.

So will you take the pledge to help protect the monarchs?


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