The Library Garden has been a Monarch Waystation since June of 2018. Here are some resources to help create your own monarch sanctuary.
Smithsonian Gardens Monarchs on the Move
Texas A&M Extension Entomology - Monarchs
National Wildlife Federation
US Fish and WildlifeService
Monarch Joint Venture - Problems with tropical milkweed
The Library Garden - Planting for the Future of Wylie!
The Library Garden was first started in 2016 as a way to engage our kids’ clubs and for Sensory Storytime. By volunteering just a little time in the garden, you will help:
· Bring healthy food to families in need
· Provide a waystation for the Monarch butterflies that migrate through the area
· Create learning opportunities to our youth about the earth’s resources
· Build a dedicated space that will benefit the city of Wylie
It takes people like you to build a much-needed resource for the community. No experience is required.
Ready to volunteer? How about your family? We schedule gardening and maintenance tasks throughout the year. We need help with weeding, planting, mulching, and other tasks. If you are ready, simply fill out the application and consent to a background check. Children 17 years and younger must be in the presence of a parent or guardian, who must be 18 years or older. Only parents and guardians are required to complete the application.
Link to application: http://bit.ly/garden-application
Regarding COVID-19: Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing while volunteering. Do not share tools and wash/sanitize your hands often.
Have questions? Do you know a group that would get a kick out of digging in the dirt? Please let us know via email: email@example.com