Partners and Friends,
Monarchs need our help! In order for monarch caterpillars to grow into the beautiful orange and black butterflies we know and love, they need milkweed. And the adult butterflies need nectar plants. These plants can be in your backyard garden, your workplace, a park, natural area, or anywhere that you visit often. Our challenge, #SaveMilkweedSaveMonarchs, is to plant milkweed and other nectar sources far and wide to help boost declining monarch butterfly population numbers. Restoration can start in your backyard!
Copy and paste this to your page:
In order to support monarch butterfly conservation, I have planted (or will be planting) milkweed or nectar plants to support monarchs this growing season. www.plantmilkweed.org has great information about how to participate. I challenge the five people tagged in this post to help in this effort by planting monarch-friendly plants, tagging their five friends, or by donating to the Monarch Joint Venture. Include the information in this paragraph and the hashtag in your post! #SaveMilkweedSaveMonarchs
Help us launch this campaign! MJV is tagging you as a key person to help us launch the #SaveMilkweedSaveMonarchs campaign. Please tag as many individuals as you can in your network. Our ultimate goal is broad scale planting of milkweeds and nectar plants, so if you have an audience that may not use social media, encourage them to participate as well. The contest rules will also be posted on www.plantmilkweed.org, but all you need to do is copy and paste the paragraph indicated in italics above and start tagging others to participate. Your organization can tag all of your members, who can then tag 5 others, and the tagging and planting chain will grow. Our goal is to get as many people planting milkweed as possible! Important note: In addition to launching the campaign in your network, please consider promoting this campaign on your website, news, or other media outlets.