Come learn about ways you can help with the conservation of wild Monarch Butterflies in your own backyard. Not only will you be helping this endangered species, you’ll be able to enjoy their presence among your flowers.
Monarch butterflies have been migrating through South Carolina for millennia. One butterfly cannot make the entire trip between Canada and Mexico, so they reproduce along the way. Even though the parent Monarch dies, its offspring travel on to the final destination. It takes 4 generations for the butterflies to travel from Mexico to Canada. They are most present in our area in the Fall as they travel back to Mexico for winter. The key factor that allows them to travel so far is the presence of Milkweed. Milkweed is the only plant a Monarch Butterfly lays its eggs on. The problem is milkweed is disappearing across the North American landscape, and many Monarchs are not able to reach their final destination.
The cost is $10.00 and you will receive a coupon to use at Wingard’s. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register on-line or call 803-359-9091.