Bringing back the Monarchs. Milkweed a small step.

Real Estate Agent with Real Estate Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Watsonville 01216741

A small step to help bring back the Monarchs is planting Milkweed. This is a learn and spread the word post to help save the Monarchs. It's such a small step everyone can do and getting your neighbors and community involved will bring even greater benefits for monarchs. Talk with your neighbors about why you are growing milkweed and nectar plants. Explain to your HOA why flower-rich gardens are important. Encourage your parks department or city to plant habitat and change landscaping to feature native plants. Lead the way in making your community a Bee City USA affiliate.

The monarch faces many threats including the loss of milkweed and other flowering plants across its range, degradation and loss of overwintering groves in both coastal California and Mexico, and the widespread use of pesticides in the environment. Many of these stressors are exacerbated by the effects of climate change.

Despite the challenges of conducting field work during a pandemic, volunteers surveyed 246 sites, three more sites than last year. Unfortunately, to the surprise and dismay of many, only 1,914 monarchs were counted at all the sites. This is a shocking 99.9% decline since the 1980s. 

A simple small step we can all do to contribute. Plant milkweed or other nectar flower rich gardens. 

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Posted by

Christine Cumming


Real Estate for Santa Cruz and beyond. ... because there's a beach for everyone.  

American Dream Realty   01216741






Comments (2)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Christine, great information on the Monarchs, and had no idea.   Is that happening only in your area?

Apr 03, 2021 03:17 PM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

A wildlife lady just spoke to our club about this and I was taken back just an awesome show. I am hunting wild milkweed here to plant in the yard as she said it was so easy to do and they also give seeds away at the sacutary so works at. 

Apr 04, 2021 05:21 AM