Animals we share the planet with are in decline due to habitat loss where we live, work, play and learn. Monarch butterflies have declined by 90% over the last 20 years; an indicator of the type of losses we are facing.
Providing plants on which monarchs can raise their caterpillars, and offering nectar and pollen sources will help rebuild the health of this iconic butterfly, as well as bees, birds and other pollinators.
Little Seeds and the National Wildlife Federation have partnered to bring awareness to the declining pollinator population and specifically provide butterfly garden kits to schools in the Central Monarch Migration Corridor to help rebuild the monarch populations.
1,000 monarch garden kits were sent to schools across the central flyway to help provide food and breeding areas for declining monarch populations.
- 2017 – 500 schools
- 2018 – 500 schools
20,000 children participated in planting gardens over 2 years. Participating schools included those nominated through the Little Seeds website and National Wildlife Federation’s network of schools. 79% of schools not only planted their starter kits but also added native plants.
79% of schools not only planted their starter kits but also added native plants
By the end of 2019, through our partnership with NWF, 1,500 schools will have benefited from our support to create or enhance monarch butterfly gardens. These will be recognized as ‘Schoolyard Habitats’ by the NWF.
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