Audubon International Launches Program to Save Butterflies and other Pollinators

  • 23 Jan 2018 3:54 PM
    Message # 5698785
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    Save Butterflies & Other Pollinators

    In the last 20 years, monarch butterflies have declined by 90%. Butterflies have been reduced generally by 40% since the 1980’s. Audubon International & the Environmental Defense Fund have teamed up to partner with North America’s golf courses to reverse the decline. We are working to establish essential habitat for butterflies, increase awareness of conservation challenges and provide technical support for projects on-the-ground. The First 100 courses to sign up will receive FREE seeds for the milkweed plant monarch caterpillars eat.

    Golf courses represent a wonderful opportunity to plant milkweed and other wildflowers to provide everything monarchs need to survive. The Monarchs In The Rough initiative will guide land managers through pesticide reduction, site preparation, planting and long term maintenance of habitat for pollinators. Our goal is to create at least 1 acre of new vegetation installed specifically to bolster monarch numbers on every golf course. The program is open to ANY golf course in Canada, Mexico or the United States. Many courses have existing gardens and larger plots dedicated to wildlife already – we want you involved with Monarchs In The Rough too!


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