We will be distributing milkweed seed for free every Saturday thru May 24, 10 AM- 2PM at the Waquoit Congregational Church's Farmer's Market, 15 Parsons Lane, East Falmouth.
The magnificent migration of the Monarch butterfly, and indeed the survival of this iconic species, is in jeopardy.
The Monarch butterfly depends on the existence of the milkweed plant, which is the Monarch caterpillar's only food source. For a variety of reasons, the milkweed plant is vanishing across America, which threatens the Monarch's survival.
In conjunction with other similar efforts, the Monarch Project of Cape Cod will provide and help distribute milkweed seeds across this region to help rejuvenate the Monarch's migration.
Why Milkweed pods?
For starters, the larvae (caterpillars) of monarch butterflies eat ONLY milkweed, this is why the monarch butterfly is dubbed the ‘milkweed butterfly’. The larvae stage is the only stage of the monarch butterfly that feeds on milkweed; there is something in milkweed that allows the caterpillar to grow and keep all of the vitamins needed to transform into a beautiful butterfly.
How you can get involved: