How to Create a Garden for Monarchs & Milkweed Giveaway

Photo of Monarch Butterfly Laying Eggs

Last Thanksgiving, only 28,429 monarchs were counted in their wintering colonies compared to a historic population of 10 million in the Western Monarch Migration. 

Today’s monarchs face several challenges, the most troublesome being a lack of Milkweed (Asclepias spp.), where females lay their eggs, as well as a lack of winter blooming nectar plants to feed them along their journey. 

If you have a sunny, open 4' x 4' space where you could plant milkweed and butterfly flowers, you could be part of the solution!

At this special workshop we will talk about how to plant and maintain a butterfly garden. Then we will help you plant California native flowers for your garden and give away native Milkweed Plants so you can create your own butterfly garden. You will leave with milkweed, winter blooming flowers and information on how to help the monarchs!

Please pre-register so we know how many people are coming. Library events are FREE. 



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Rockridge Branch

5366 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: (510) 597-5017