Project Milkweed

  • Location
    Geneva, New York
  • Status

The Problem

We are attracting endangered monarch butterflies back to the grounds of the Geneva Community Center by planting milkweed (Asclepias), the only food monarch caterpillars can eat.

Our Plan

Each fall, we collect wild milkweed seeds from around the county and scatter them in the unmowed grassland areas around the Geneva Community Center. Each July, during flowering, we use maps and GPS to census our plants and plan where to scatter seeds next fall. We also check for monarch caterpillars.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement

The Benefit

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