Plant milkweed at the White House garden to provide host and nectar plants for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

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Ellen Federico
5 years ago
A gentle flutter can heal the world. Plant milkweed anywhere you can, even in city parks... buy seeds on line and throw on dirt in spring or fall. Just make sure if you buy milkweed plants at local nurseries or stores, rinse leaves in 1 part bleach to 6 parts water for 60 seconds, then rinse with cold water. Put a plastic bag around dirt pot so you can dunk in liquid, shake, then rinse. This is to kill bacteria.

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Ally Stroup
7 years ago
I will sign this one, I'm doing my part to help the monarch butterflies, I got milkweed at home and I have rasing monarch cattapillers and reasling them when they turn into butterflies I'm trying to get there population up Lets Save The MONARCHS! Oh and the Butterfly on the front page is a boy, only the boys have to black dots on the bottom wings.

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Ellen Federico
7 years ago
Why would anyone deny the pregnant 4G Monarch Mom's a place to birth and feed their royal babies?

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pat thomas
8 years ago
michelle has made healthy food and gardens a priority. monarchs and many other insects use milkweed. michelle will be helping lots of pollinators at the same time to ensure we have healthy food! also if we cannot help the butterfly most people recognize- and that was once nominated to the the official insect of the USA- what can we help? many thanks for setting up the petition.

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Ruth Henriquez Lyon
8 years ago
Most people,when they think about endangered species, think about vertebrates like eagles, tigers, and whales. But our invertebrate species, which include all the insects, are just as important to the health of our ecosystems, as well as to the beauty of our planet. We need to start thinking about all species and how to protect them during this period of extinctions brought about by human activity.

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Monika Eilerman
8 years ago
We need butterflies and other pollinators for our food. Let's help !

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Allison Kramer
8 years ago
Everything is attached to the food chain. When 1 link is broken, it has a negative effect on the entire chain. I admire their spirit as they are fragile creatures.

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Nancy Werner
8 years ago
This summer I will have raised Monarch butterflies for the past 46 (forty-six) years.

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nora green
8 years ago
we have butterfly week each year and bring caterpillars inside to feed and form their chrysalis .hatch and release.

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Carole Borek
8 years ago
I have milkweed planted in my yard so that my family can witness the magic of the lifecycle of the Monarch. Last year we had no eggs deposited on our plants. We were all disappointed. How unfortunate it would be to lose this species.