This Milkweed poster (12"x18") will be available at our annual spring plant sale, May 8-9. The artist is Constance Sayas (please click to enlarge).
Each fall, over 1 million monarchs fly from western United States to spend the winter in groves along the California coast. In the spring, these butterflies leave their overwintering sites in search of milkweeds on which to lay their eggs. Annual counts of overwintering monarchs in California show significant decline (from estimated 120,000 in 1997 to 2,300 in 2010). A major contributing factor to this decline is the loss of milkweed plants across the western monarch’s breeding range. The protection and restoration of native milkweeds is critical to reverse this trend. For more information about the subject, please click here.