The treasured migratory monarch buttery has been placed on the Red List of endangered species. You can help.

Like many of you, we were disheartened last month to learn that the treasured migratory monarch butterfly has been placed on the IUCN Red List of endangered species. This is partly due to habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use, and invasive species.

YOU CAN HELP US SAVE THE MONARCHS

As conservationists, we strive to protect land that provides vital habitat for species of concern, and land in the state of Georgia is a key flyway for migratory monarchs on the east coast.

Migratory monarch butterflies are remarkable creatures. They are picky eaters and gorge themselves on milkweed. Lighter than a sheet of paper (we hope recycled), the 4th generation can migrate as far as 3,000 miles during winter to warmer climates. Monarchs are the only butterfly known to migrate in two directions, as birds do.

Reports indicate that eastern US monarch populations have decreased by about 80% in recent years.

So what can you do to help?

1. Plant milkweed- to help feed monarchs.

2. Avoid pesticide use as much as possible.

3. Plant a pollinator garden.

4. Donate to the Southern Conservation Trust’s Pollinator Program!

Our Pollinator Program aims to increase habitat for the eastern migratory monarch butterfly through pollinator gardens, additional milkweed plantings, and by protecting vital land that serves as a habitat for monarchs.

Please join us today to protect these majestic butterflies’ homes and food supply in Georgia. For every donation over $20, we will mail you a packet of milkweed seeds to plant!

Sincerely,

Join us in protecting the monarchs.

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