Friends of the Monarch Trail
Press Release

Milkweeds for Monarchs: Natives for Nature


By - May 5th, 2024 07:41 pm

The Friends of the Monarch Trail invite everyone to plant their garden this year with a theme—Support our Native Pollinators! We can work together to feed the diversity of insects, birds, and local wildlife, and help recover their diminishing habitat.

The Friends of the Monarch Trail Annual Plant Sale includes essential native plants, and six types of milkweeds. All are grown chemical free, locally sourced, and are available at our Plant Sale, May 11th and 12th.

Our custom grown, hard-to-find Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) is a rarity in the milkweed family. It defies its sun-loving relatives and prefers the shady areas of your garden. The early delicate white flowers attract adult egg-laying Monarchs and is a pollinator magnet for Monarchs, Great Spangled Fritillaries, Tiger Swallowtails, Skippers and Pearl Crescents, and native bees.

Purchase milkweeds and native plants from our Plant Sale to rebuild natural habitat and invest in a local organization working toward restoring a rare and unique monarch migratory stopover.

And just in time for Mother’s Day, we also have fascinating monarch gifts and items at our new Monarch Mercantile! Perfect for nature-loving Moms on Mother’s Day!


Saturday, May 11 (11am to 4pm) and Sunday, May 12 (11am to 2pm)


Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S 124th St, West Allis, WI 53227

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Barb and the Friends of the Monarch Trail Volunteers

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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