The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail is a program inspired by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to help increase habitat for Monarch Butterflies. The program is based in Plains, Georgia and has expanded throughout the United States as well as internationally.
A presentation at the 2018 Spring Symposium.
When Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter learned of the struggling Monarch Butterfly population and threatened migration from North America to Mexico, she called on her neighbor and friend Annette Wise for advice on planting the right native plants in her garden. When friends and neighbors in Plains learned what she was doing, they wanted to provide habitat in their gardens to help pollinators. Eventually, a "trail" started of butterfly gardens one house at a time, one church at a time, one library, one state, and so on.
Will your home, school, organization or business join the trail by letting us list your garden on our site?
The more butterfly gardens that exist, the greater the population of Monarch Butterflies which have been so threatened for the past several decades primarily due to the removal of milkweed plants from farms and properties. Monarch butterflies need milkweed on which to lay their eggs. Otherwise, the cycle of life for butterflies ends. All pollinators benefit from native nectar and host plants.
See the list of public gardens in Plains, GA
See the list of public gardens outside of Plains, Georgia. Is your garden listed?
See the list of private butterfly gardens outside of Plains, GA. Is your garden listed?
Schools which have planted butterfly gardens. Is your school listed?
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