From our friends at Friends of Lake Wingra (FoLW) comes this reminder that there are things each of us can do to help the monarch butterfly. Aiding the monarch is a true act of ecological restoration
“Hello monarch lovers,
“It’s time for another showing of that wonderful movie, “Flight of the Butterflies” in 3D IMAX. It’s coming soon–Sunday, 10:45 am, August 13. We’ve sold out every time before, so don’t delay. It’s perfect for young children! Tickets are available only online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3057340″
“After the movie, you can purchase live monarchs–eggs, caterpillars, or chrysalids. Equipment for raising monarchs will be available (cash or checks accepted). We might even have live butterflies emerging or butterflies your kids can feed.”
More monarch events this summer !
- “Friday, August 4, 10 am-2 pm: Butterfly Action Day at Olbrich Gardens
- Sunday, August 6, 9 am – 1 pm: Monroe Street Farmers Market
Late August: 3-hr Teachers Workshop: Raising monarchs in the classroom
Weekends in August: Purchase live monarchs and equipment for raising them. See www.lakewingra.org or Facebook for times.”
Monarch Volunteers Needed!
“We especially need volunteers to host neighborhood events where kids can see monarchs. We provide the monarchs at no charge and have lots of emerging butterflies around Aug 9-13, plus other dates. Perfect for a neighborhood association meeting or Scouting event. Contact David at lakewingra.org”
Support monarchs at schools this fall
Last year, Monarchs for Kids supplied 10 monarchs to each of 118 classrooms in 30 elementary schools. It’s a big operation–we need help!
Volunteers needed to assist teachers by bringing milkweed to school, to feed their caterpillars.
Sponsor monarchs at your neighborhood elementary school. The typical cost per school is $50-$100 for eggs and equipment. Without your generous support, many teachers will pay from their own pockets. Suggested contribution for a school of your choice is $50. Sponsors are recognized on our website. If total contributions per school exceed school expenses, the funds will be applied toward the salary of our monarch coordinator.