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Mayors Monarch Pledge

 

The Town of Windsor has signed on to the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, an initiative created by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage municipalities to be proactive in protecting monarch butterflies and their habitat.  This project is a combined effort between the Town of Windsor, the Virginia Master Naturalist Historic Southside Chapter, community leaders and citizens to help save this iconic species whose populations have declined by 90% in the last 20 years.

 

You can read more about the Mayor's Monarch Pledge on the National Wildlife Federation's website Here!Opens in new window

 

Monarch Butterfly Brochure describes the monarch life cycle, interesting facts, threats, and what you can do to help.

 

Library Presentations Series Flyer announces details on upcoming presentations at the Windsor Library given by Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers.

 

Gardening for Monarchs provides information on creating habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

 

Milkweed for Monarchs includes pictures and descriptions of milkweeds found in the Eastern United States, as well as pictures of other butterfly larvae and their host plants.

 

Monarch and Milkweed Misconceptions will identify andaddress some common misbeliefs.

 

Potential Risks of Growing Non-native Milkweed discusses the risks of growing exotic species and how they can increase the likelihood of infecting monarchs with a debilitating parasite (OE).

 

Native Plants for Southeast Virginia is a picture-filled guide to selecting and growing native plants that includes the Hampton Roads Region.

 

Monarch Citizen Science is scientific research that is conducted by untrained volunteers.  Learn about what it is and how you can become a citizen scientist.