An Open Letter:
Please help save the beautiful monarch butterflies. Delay roadside mowing until the monarchs have hatched and migrated south.
Right now (mid-July) the milkweeds are in blossom. The butterflies will lay their eggs on the leaves of these plants.
Milkweed plants are vital, the only source of food for the larvae which then hatch into adult monarchs.
Mowing down the milkweed plants destroys the monarchs. They are already in dangerous decline.
By delaying or cancelling the roadside mowing we may allow a few of these beautiful butterflies to survive.
Writing our concerns,
Beth Brown, Paul Garrison, Betty Dean Hydon, Bill Hydon
South Shore Road