Planting Milkweed for Monarch Habitat
We are pleased to offer free Milkweed seeds through our partnership with the Live Monarch Foundation. A self-addressed stamped envelope gets you 15 free seeds, enough to start a small Milkweed patch this spring. And for just a few dollars you can get a hundred seeds or more–at discounted prices, and with a portion of proceeds benefiting BMSIS.
Monarch Butterflies are in danger of losing their seasonal migration that takes them from the northern plains to Mexico. Climate change, deforestation, and invasive species have destroyed much of the native habitat required for Monarchs, and the population has declined by over 90% over 20 years.
The good news is that we can make a difference by planting milkweed in our gardens, backyards, parks, and other permitted areas. Milkweed provides a place for Monarchs to lay eggs as well as food for the hungry caterpillars. Even a small patch of Milkweed can make a big difference to help maintain Monarch populations for generations.