Trash the Poop
This week’s #ConservationTip is a reminder to properly dispose of pet waste by “trashing the poop!” Visit trashthepoop.com to learn how you can help protect water quality by trashing the poop, and to apply to receive a pet waste station for your neighborhood or organization.
Milkweed for Monarchs
One way to support pollinators in your home landscape or local community garden is by planting host plants for caterpillars! Larval monarch butterfly caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed, so milkweed is a great plant to include in your plantings. Monarch butterfly photo by Anne Marie Johnson.
Monarch Life Cycle
In this Conservation Tip, you’ll see how I’ve used milkweed plantings to attract monarch butterflies to my backyard.
This is a great time to start or revitalize your home composting system. Fruit and vegetable peelings, egg shells, tea bags, coffee grounds, and yard debris are all compostable. You'll reduce the need for landfill space and create a great soil amendment in the process!