It’s time to plan your gardens for the summer. This year the National Wildlife Federation is offering a free Monarch Butterfly Garden Starter Kit to help take care of Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators. This is a great way to get the plants you need and want, plus a great way to check out beautiful butterflies and bees in your yard! Take the pledge by June 1st and enter for your chance to win a trip for four to Disney World!
To help reach that goal, the National Wildlife Federation is distributing over 50,000 Butterfly Heroes Garden Starter Packets for those who take the ButterflyHeroes pledge, and corporate partner, Subaru will give out a further 50,000 at its retailers nationwide. The Disney Conservation Fund is also supporting the NWF effort as part of its mission to protect the planet and help kids develop lifelong conservation values, and Botanical Interests is the official provider of seeds in the kits that participants receive when they make a formal pledge to become a National Wildlife Federation Butterfly Hero.
“From bird watchers to backyard gardeners to sportsmen and fans of our Ranger Rick magazines, we can all be a part of saving the monarch butterfly. We’re asking Americans to pledge to plant the native milkweed seeds in their yards and community spaces on which monarchs depend for survival. Each individual planting may seem like a small step, but together we can create thousands of acres of habitat that will help save the monarch butterfly,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “If we all work together, we can help save the butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators responsible for one of three bites on an average dinner plate.”
The Butterfly Heroes Campaign asks Americans to submit a photo of themselves making the international sign language sign of thebutterfly at NWF.org/ButterflyHeroes. By taking the pledge, participants will be mailed a free kit (while supplies last) and if entered byJune 1, are eligible for a chance to win a trip for four to Walt Disney World in Orlando.