We are anticipating a couple of exciting projects in the New Year and hope you will
join us in reestablishing land and habitat for the monarch butterflies.
Our annual organizational and planning meeting is on:
Wednesday, January 21st- at 6pm at
Barb and Dicks 12326 W Watertown Plank Rd.
Everyone is welcome—brings your ideas and expertise for an exceptional 2015!
Our new logo illustrates our overarching goal beautifully:
The Friends of the Monarch Trail Calendar is available at the shop.
2014 The Monarch Trail year in review:
Last year, we set out to accomplish as much as we could to educate, restore, and
celebrate the Monarchs and the Monarch Trail.
To start off the year we had an incredible fundraiser at the Sugar Maple on April
9th and raised funds to help jumpstart our projects.
Our Annual Plant Sale on June 8th brought out many new people interested
in starting a butterfly habitat as well as those adding to their existing gardens.
The “Planting Party” on July 13th was amazing. People put their backs into a hard
work project that netted us a pollinator garden surrounding our Kiosk.
Finally, the Annual Migration Celebration, which took place on August 24th, was
simply beautiful. The dancer was a delight and the guided tour was tremendously educational.
Check out the pictures on our facebook page.
In September, we had a small migration to reward us for all the hard work this
Throughout the fall, many of you collected milkweed pods that contributed to a
grand amount of seeds to send to Monarch Watch and for us to use in the habitat zone
and surrounding areas. The survival of the monarch starts with this simple seed…developing
into a milkweed plant.
“The population is probably only 50 percent of the long-term average,” Taylor said.
“There’s no question the monarch population is going down. It’s the same old story
we hear over and over — loss of habitat.”