Monarch Butterflies Sighted in Virginia! Keep an eye out Loudoun!
Monarch butterflies are not only on their way but are showing up!!!
Here’s the latest map from Journey North which shows reports on May 2nd (Alexandria), May 3rd (Fairfax) and May 4th (Newport News). And there reports of egg laying!!
Do you have milkweed and native nectar plants in your garden? If not, it’s time to get some! Be sure any milkweed you buy is PESTICIDE FREE. Pesticides kill the caterpillars that eat the milkweed leaves and that is just sad.
You can buy milkweed at one of our upcoming events listed on our calendar – the biggest one being on May 20th at Morven Park, 3:30 – 7:00 pm
Or buy it through Abernethy and Spencer in Purcellville or Wildwood/Petals and Hedges in Round Hill – they are selling NATIVE, PESTICIDE FREE plants too. More details are here on this sheet.
Visit our Bringing Back the Monarch, Keeping the Magic Alive pages for details on planting a waystation for Monarchs.