Milkweed for Monarchs – Hospitality for Royalty
June 15th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Big Valley (Regina), Saskatchewan
Come out and help us plant 800 milkweed plugs on Big Valley as part of our restoration plan for this property!
Monarch butterflies are listed as an Endangered species in Canada and milkweed plants are the only food that the larvae of these butterflies can eat. Milkweed is critical to the life cycle of the Monarchs. Without milkweed these beautiful butterflies will completely disappear; their population has already dropped an incredible 90% over the past decade.
Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!
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The Big Valley property is a biodiversity hotspot in the Qu’Appelle River Valley. Located just north of Craven at the south end of Last Mountain Lake, this 552-acre property joins the provincial Valeport Wildlife Management Area to offer 2,734 acres of diverse natural habitat for numerous animal and plant species.What you will be doing
You will be planting milkweed plugs as part of the restoration plan for Big Valley.Why you will love it
You will be directly contributing to the conservation of the Endangered Monarch Butterfly by planting milkweed and providing this species of Prairie royalty a place to lay their eggs! The plants will also be one of the first sources of food for the caterpillars. Together, we will enhance the habitat of Big Valley!Questions?
Contact Kayla Burak: email@example.com
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Dress in layers
- Closed-toe footwear
- Reusable water bottle
- Necessary medications
- Bug spray