Spotlight on Nature – Saving the North American Monarch Butterflies

The Women’s Community Club of Rolling Hills designed a demonstration garden with landscaper Ric Dykzeul that, in-part, replaced the yellow/orange tropical narrow leaf Milkweed planted 12 years ago, with the newly recommended California native Milkweed, known as Asclepias Fascicularis, which has pink and white flowers that bloom during the spring and summer months. This is important because this native varietal goes dormant during the winter months, which encourages the Monarchs to fly south in the winter to secluded warmer areas along the coast. Guests enjoyed beautiful butterfly cookies and lemonade under Pepper trees hung with colorful lanterns. 

Photos by Tony LaBruno


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