Published on May 2nd, 2015 | by Natural Awakenings Northern New Jersey0
Help Protect the Monarch Butterfly with Milkweed Planting
The New Jersey Botanical Garden and the Bergen County Audubon Society will conduct a milkweed planting event to protect the monarch butterfly from 1 to 4 p.m., May 16, at the Carriage House visitor center of New Jersey Botanical Garden, in Ringwood.
Many volunteers are needed to plant 1,000 milkweed plants in the Botanical Garden’s large meadows as an invitation to monarch butterflies on their annual migration because their numbers are declining as development has increased along their flyways from Canada to Central America. Milkweed is the butterfly’s preferred egg-laying plant and is a necessity if this beautiful animal is to survive.
Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and small tools if possible. In case of steady rain, the event will be cancelled.
Admission is free. Location: 2 Morris Rd. For more information, call 973-962-9534 or email Info@njbg.org.