Is your Milkweed native?

The Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts Science Cafe, a series of informal science based talks that encourage the public to engage with speakers on important topics. This years series focuses on pollinators and their conservation, and highlights several important pollinator related projects and the researchers behind them. Today we are highlighting Dr Jaret Daniels  an Associate Professor of … More Is your Milkweed native?

Georgia Butterfly Brochure

Do you want to know who is who in your pollinator garden? Well now you can thanks to The North American Butterfly Association ( Georgia- Piedmont Chapter), who have teamed up with Dr. Jaret Daniels and Monarchs acrossGeorgia to create a Georgia butterfly brochure. With funding from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites and the U.S … More Georgia Butterfly Brochure

The Greening Youth Foundation takes action in Atlanta’s parks and green spaces

Did you know the city of Atlanta owns 350 parks and green spaces? All of these areas play a pivotal role in linking green space across metro Atlanta for pollinators. The upkeep of these areas is a mammoth task, and today GAPP is highlighting a conservation group who  maintain some of Atlanta’s most underutilized urban … More The Greening Youth Foundation takes action in Atlanta’s parks and green spaces

Volunteer and help monitor Monarchs!

Monarch butterflies are a keystone pollinator species, and their larvae can be found on native milkweed species in many GAPP pollinator gardens during spring and summer. Monarch Health is a citizen science program run by Dr. Sonia Altizer in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. It is targeted toward understanding host-parasite interactions in … More Volunteer and help monitor Monarchs!

Native Milkweed Sale

Are you looking to expand your Monarch habitat? Look no further! The Blue Heron Nature Preserve is hosting a Georgia native milkweed plant and seed sale this Saturday, June 6th from 10am-noon at 4055 Roswell Rd. Various plant species and seeds will be available for purchase, and you can also pick up fresh-baked goodies, shade-grown coffee, … More Native Milkweed Sale

Native Georgia Milkweed Seeds

As the decline of pollinator populations continue, the risk for these insects and animals is becoming more and more apparent.  With this information becoming newsworthy, Environmental Education in Georgia has revealed that the Fernbank Science Center is now accepting milkweed seeds from those able to collect the seed pods from surrounding areas.  If citizens are … More Native Georgia Milkweed Seeds