Friends of the Monarch Trail
Press Release

Plant it and they will come!

Monarch Trail Annual Plant Sale set for Sunday, June 2, 2019

By - May 23rd, 2019 04:39 pm

Monarch butterflies, bumble bees, other native bees and even honeybees are in trouble. They need pesticide-free plots of the plants they love for sipping nectar, collecting pollen and raising their young. And surprisingly, urban and suburban areas are becoming a last refuge for some of our beloved pollinators.

Join the Friends of the Monarch Trail on the Milwaukee County Grounds from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2nd, for a chance to dive in and do your part by purchasing native plants that support pollinators. The sale site is the Milwaukee County Parks Department headquarters building, 9480 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Enter off Discovery Parkway and watch for the signs.

The sale will feature several milkweed varieties, the only family of plants on which monarchs can rear their young, as well as wildflowers known to attract adult monarchs and bees for their nectar.

As an added attraction, see live butterfly caterpillars munching their host plants and talk to an expert with over 20 years of experience growing 16 different kinds of milkweed.

This plant sale also helps fund the efforts of the Friends of the Monarch Trail to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat on the Milwaukee County Grounds. Additional donations are welcome.

Once again:

What: The Monarch Trail Annual Plant Sale

Where: 9480 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When: Noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019

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