The monarch butterfly is in trouble. Their numbers are down 90% of what they were in 1992. And the milkweed plant population, which is indispensable to the monarch, is also down 90%.
Milkweed plants are the only source of food for the monarch caterpillar. But these plants are rapidly disappearing, due to the loss of habitat stemming from land development and the widespread spraying of weed killer on the fields where they live.
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois wants to help save the monarchs by offering FREE milkweed seed packets in all of our (11) locations on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 during regular business hours (while supplies last).
Others may educate. We plant.