The 2nd Annual Butterfly Day was held this weekend at Topanga’s Mountain Mermaid, a natural habitat created as a waystation to preserve and protect the threatened Monarchs as they make their yearly journey from Canada and the US back to Mexico for the spring.
Topanga elementary’s Science Committee started the annual event last year in an effort to encourage knowledge and resource the community to help foster our shrinking Monarch population. There were musicians, tie-dye workshops, food, drinks and a butterfly atrium for all ages. Looking forward to next year’s event already!
You can help by creating "Monarch Waystations" (monarch habitats) in home gardens, at schools, businesses, parks, zoos, nature centers, along roadsides, and on other unused plots of land. Creating a Monarch Waystation can be as simple as adding milkweeds and nectar sources to existing gardens or maintaining natural habitats with milkweeds. No effort is too small to have a positive impact.
Thank you Topanga Elementary and everyone who donated their time and especially Bill and Gail at The Mountain Mermaid for opening up your gorgeous space for all of us to enjoy!
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