Monarch Butterfly Conservation

The SNBRA Community Outreach Team has made eight Monarch Butterfly gardens across south western Nova Scotia in the summer of 2010.  These gardens will help increase the populations of the endangered Monarch Butterfly.  Monarchs miraculously fly all the way to Nova Scotia from Mexico in search of its host plant, Milkweed.  Monarchs will only lay their eggs on Milkweed plants because its leaves are the sole thing consumed by Monarch larvae. In addition to planting Milkweed in our gardens we planted several different native nectar plants which will attract Monarchs and other butterflies.

We would also like to thank the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Friends of Keji, Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, and Parks Canada for support and funding of a beautiful Monarch Garden located in Jubilee Park, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.