Avoid Pesticides and Herbicides

Pesticides do extensive damage to all pollinators, including monarch adults and caterpillars. Widespread use of herbicides has resulted in the decimation of milkweed populations across the country.

Reduce Lawns

As a monoculture, lawns provide very little support for monarchs or other insects and are a drain on natural resources, particularly water and fossil fuels. Add more native blooming plants to your landscape instead!

Encourage Your City or Town Government to Support Monarchs Too!

Greer, Irmo, and Clemson now have the designation “Monarch City, USA.” These towns are dedicated to planting milkweed and nectar plants on public sites and thus add to the habitat “steppingstones” available to migrating monarchs.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden Plant Sale:

  • Friends of the Garden Sale, September 23, 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Public Plant Sale, September 24, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.