Earth Day for the Monarchs: Help Save our Pollinators

Earth Day for the Monarchs: Help Save our Pollinators

The Mobile County Recycling Center is excited to have been selected as a site for one of two butterfly gardens that the Mobile County Commission will be planting on Earth Day (4/22/2017.) Join us Saturday from 9:00-11:00 as the community comes together to plant milkweed and other vegetation that attracts and sustains pollinators. This butterfly garden will provide much needed habitat for the monarch butterflies as the make their yearly migration across the United States and into Mexico.

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable species in North America and it’s in trouble. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, habitat loss and fragmentation has occurred throughout the monarch’s range. Pesticide use can destroy the milkweed monarchs need to survive. A changing climate has intensified weather events which may impact monarch populations. Butterflies and other pollinators, such as bees and hummingbirds, play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables.

This Saturday, the 22nd, come bring us your recycling and join us for our Earth Day celebration as we come together to help save our pollinators.

For more information, please see the flyer below:

Earth Day 2017

 


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