Monarch Butterfly Garden project
Monarch populations have been rapidly declining throughout North America for a variety of reasons, including the disappearance of milkweed plants.
Milkweed is the sole source of food for Monarch caterpillars; without it, Monarchs cannot exist. To help save the Monarchs, The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife sent the Library (along with other local agencies) a packet of milkweed seeds to begin a butterfly garden!
The garden was planted by volunteers on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and other teens on Friday, May 15th . We're looking forward to taking care of these plants and supporting butterflies! You can find the Butterfly Garden next to the parking lot entrance on Kingston Ave. Please stop by and take a look the next time you visit the Library!
More information about TAB.