Friday, November 13, 2015

Nature Photo of the Week - Week 45 - Inspiration

As I looked around the farm, there are still some milkweed seeds in the pods waiting for the wind (or a person) to lift them in the air and help them find a new home.

To me, it's inspiring when I look at the seeds. Each represents a new plant...a new place for a monarch to find food and a home for a new generation of butterflies.

For the past two months, we have been working on trying to get approval for planting a pollinator habitat plot on public land that is about a half a block away. Our 4-H club received funding for the project, and we have enlisted the help of three community members who have been invaluable in terms of meeting with the Parks and Recreation Committee and City Council.

Hopefully the project is approved soon so that we can move forward and start planning for the educational and planting day that will be in Spring 2016.

Until then, my focus is on continuing to all the majority of land on the farm to be wild and to let the milkweed take root wherever it can. Anything to help the monarchs have more food and shelter in the future.

1 comment:

Rita said...

I love that you are helping the monarchs! :)