If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
~Author Unknown -
For the Monarchs-the milkweed project
For 14 autumns I have cast Milkweed seeds into empty fields like stardust and over the years,
like magic, more and more plants are appearing.
I begin by plucking their pods, and then gently pull them open to reveal silken white fluff anchored by flat brown heads. Each time I do this, I marvel at their perfect design; made for the wind to throw them to life.
I would like to invite the community to help get our Monarch butterflies back by having a similar experience.'''''
Would you like to help the Monarchs by planting Milkweed in your garden? I will be handing out locally harvested milkweed seed pods this Saturday between 1:30-4 PM at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
You will be given a whole seed pod, which contains hundreds of seeds!
These are free-however, you must write your name on the seed pod. You keep the seeds-I keep the signed pods! I will then present each signed seed pod in a community tree.
This project can not be used without written permission from Jan Yates, 2014