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The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Roadside Garden (video)

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail began in 2013 in Plains, Georgia. Rosalynn Carter asked Annette Wise to help her turn her flower garden in her front yard into a pollinator friendly garden that would attract Monarch butterflies. Due to the declining number of Monarchs from lack of habitat, there is a need for native milkweeds to be planted through the migration areas. Plains is in the spring migration route as well as the fall migration.

To bring awareness to this problem as well as help provide habitat for Monarchs, Annette Wise suggested to Mrs. Carter that a butterfly trail be established in Plains. She liked the idea and within a few months inground gardens as well as container gardens were added at businesses as well as historic sites. These small gardens are proudly named after former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Our trail gardens have expanded beyond Plains and are located in almost every state in the USA. We are thrilled so many people want to provide habitat for butterflies and planting milkweed! It is free to join the trail and be part of our effort to help pollinators.

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Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm memories (Stewardship)

Jimmy Carter describes his appreciation of the earth and the importance of honoring nature’s gifts by preserving the land and sustaining wildlife habitat for future generations to enjoy. Credit: Audio featured at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm in Plains, Georgia.

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Type: Post Message from President Carter


“I have never been happier, more exhilarated, at peace, rested, inspired and aware of the grandeur of the universe and the greatness of God than when I find myself in a natural setting not much […]

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Monarch Joint Venture

A nonprofit organization that supports a national partnership of federal and state agencies, nonprofits, community groups, businesses, and academic programs working together to conserve monarch butterflies and other pollinators. The MJV focuses on habitat conservation, education, science and building partnerships.

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The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

A citizen science project involving volunteers from across the United States and Canada in monarch research. Volunteers collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat. The project focuses on monarch distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America.

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Journey North

provides an easy entry point to citizen science, with simple protocols, strong online support, and immediate results. Reported sightings, including monarchs, are mapped in real-time as waves of migrations move across the continent.

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