Meet the Monarchs! took place in Price Park on August 19th. Butterfly Farmer Lori Harris brought Monarchs in all stages of their life cycles, from eggs on milkweed leaves to caterpillars to the chrysalis stage to the full-grown butterfly. Attendees could choose a butterfly treat such as watermelon or flowers and enter a secure tent to experience hand-feeding the beautiful creatures.
New this year was planting the prairie. Thanks to a generous donation of native prairie plants, KMLT was able to work with Walworth County on site preparation in a prairie area of the Park, and then help people plant and water the new plants. The plants, including bee balm, purple coneflower and butterfly milkweed, will continue to grow and provide nourishment for butterflies and other pollinators next spring.
This activity that reached hundreds of community members reinforce KMLT’s mission to preserve local lands by educating citizens about the importance of habitat and protection. Look for more events next year, and support our work with a donation now.