This post was contributed by Ann Pfalzgraf, NCEA Monarch Grant Program Teacher Leader.
(Republished from the Envirowolves blog)
We are constructing the butterfly garden due to the endangerment of the Monarch butterfly species. In recent times significant efforts have been made to plant and nurture milkweed plants to encourage the reproduction of Monarch butterflies. Butterflies are very important in the environment due to their ability as a pollinator. We have decided to join many other people in the effort of supporting the Monarch butterflies by planting multiple swamp milkweed plants and providing other plants for the butterflies’ attraction.
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Saint Paul’s School in Covington, Louisiana, is a recipient of the NCEA Monarch Rescue Grant. Grantee schools will share monthly updates on their efforts in researching, planning, building, and maintaining the very best monarch-friendly butterfly gardens possible. They will monitor the success or failure of the garden, learning from problems they encounter to plan improvements in subsequent years. Most important, the developing learning modules will incorporate Catholic social teaching on stewardship of the resources God has provided us.
Follow the Monarch Butterfly conversation using #NCEAMonarch, search NCEA Talk using keyword Monarch Butterfly Rescue and view the Monarch Inspiration Gallery on Pinterest.