It’s Easy and Fun to Help Monarch Butterflies!
Monarch butterflies play an important role in pollinating our perennial flowers, plants and trees, annuals and even vegetables. But their populations are faltering under extreme weather conditions and vanishing habitats. How can you help?
Raise Monarch Butterflies
Eagan All Seasons Wild Bird Store manager, Linda Gorr, explains in this simple video how to use one of our Monarch kits ($25) to raise and release monarch butterflies.
Homeowners are encouraged to plant native milkweed plants, the sole food source for Monarch larvae, to compensate for vanishing milkweeds in rural areas due to herbicides. Purchase milkweed seed balls for just a few dollars in our stores.
Attract and Feed Butterflies
Attract butterflies to your garden or backyard using this Butterfly Feeder. Fill the feeder with all-natural formula nectar, which is included. It’s easy to assemble, fill and clean.
For more information about the current status of the Monarch butterfly, read our pdf, Special Report: Monarch Butterfly Under Duress. Or, pick up (or download) the May/June Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter at any of our neighborhood stores for more information about how you can create a bird and butterfly friendly backyard habitat.