Operation Monarch is Under Way!
Did you know the community of La Posada is doing its part to restore the declining monarch butterfly population? The residents and staff of La posada make it happen! We foster the growth path of the butterflies from egg, to larvae, to pupa, to adult . All of this takes place in our carefully managed terrarium, and later, in our Monarch nursery. The adult Monarchs are released to our pollinating garden, which is host to bees and many other types of butterflies.
Monarchs have been found from Canada to Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Some Monarchs migrate as far as 3,000 miles! They are extremely important as pollinators and for ecosystem biodiversity. Sadly, Monarchs are facing extinction, due to extreme weather (climate change), habitat loss, and use of dangerous pesticides, such as Roundup.
For more information about Monarchs and other threatened species, check out the Endangered Species Coalition. Their mission is “…is to stop the human-caused extinction of our nation’s at-risk species, to protect and restore their habitats, and to guide these fragile populations along the road to recovery.”