The Milkweed Project
There has been a dramatic reduction in milkweed populations across the nation. Milkweed plants have been greatly affected by the increase is herbicide and pesticide use in the United States. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs solely on Milkweed plants, so without milkweed, Monarchs have nowhere to lay new eggs. This is a problem unique to Monarchs as they are the only species of butterfly that needs Milkweed as a habitat during reproduction.
Save the Butterflies
At True Myth Winery we are dedicated to helping to create a milkweed habitat on California’s Coast to give our beautiful Monarchs a place to lay their eggs and raise their young. We are currently testing milkweed plantings in a location on the California Coast that is out of the way and undisturbed. Our goal is to find the proper species of milkweed to plant on the California Coast that will survive over winter and provide the perfect stopover for migrating Monarchs. Additionally, we are ensuring that the plot of milkweed we plant will be far away from the influence of herbicides and pesticides so they will not disturb the Monarch eggs. Once we determine the proper species, we'll plant a large crop of milkweed, along with other pollinating plants with a nice rosemary border, in hopes of attracting a lively bee and butterfly habitat. Once we have growing and thriving milkweed plants, we will also be able to harvest the seeds to give away to others to plant themselves.
Creating habitats to help the Monarch population in the US is important to us, as we strive to nurture and maintain all of Mother Nature’s creations.