If you haven’t seen any Monarch Butterflies lately, you’re not alone. Turns out the Official Insect of Texas, is just not that common anymore. So, the City of Navasota is trying to bring them back, and is looking to you to help.
Mayor Bert Miller says their population has declined by an incredible 90 percent, that’s because the monarch’s habitats have been slowly disappearing. So he has taken a pledge to do his part and increase their habitat, at least here in the Texas Blues Capital.
And if you are trying to attract monarchs with tropical milkweeds in your garden, miller suggests you might want to consider planting native milkweeds instead. According to researchers at the University of Georgia, not all milkweed are alike or even good for the Monarchs so be careful when you buy.
As part of the program, the Mayor goes on, the city is offering free seeds. And you can pick some up, just by dropping by city hall and asking for Cindy Armatis.
If you’re interested, though, you’d best hurry. There are limited supplies of monarch seed packages at Navasota City Hall so stop by and grab a few while hey last.