Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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                   Monarch Butterfly Volunteer Day

On Saturday March 25th, 33 volunteers from Beatty,Parhrump, Amargosa, and Birshop, Ca. arrived at The Nature Conservancy's Torrance Ranch in Beatty, Nevada.

 It was a sweet and gentle day. Old and young and  new friends learned about planting milkweeds and other pollinator attracting plants . We hoped to become a certified" Monarch Butterfly Waystation."

The Southern Nevada Milkweed project arrived with experienced team leaders and taught  us about  milkweeds and how to plant them and protect the plants.
Richard Cantino  is my great friend who never ever stops volunteering for nature. Richard is a hard working member of the Red Rock Audubon Society of Pahrump and Las Vegas.  Thank you to Red Rock Audubon Society. Richard and Carol Cantino will host  another Monarch Butterfly Volunteer Day at Discovery Park in Parhump Nevada on Saturday April 23rd. Details on Red Rock Audubon website.

It was great to have young volunteers from Parhump Nevada.Thank you Nye County Youth advisory Committee!

Doyle Wayman teaches us about plants and roots.

Crissi & Jo working hard together....well Crissi is.

The parking lot was packed with volunteers!

Protected plants.

Everyone enjoyed a nice big salad and an excellent grilled lunch afterwards.

Carol Cantino wants to go birding !

I'm proud of our new sign for Torrance Ranch!

Socializing with new friends at Torrance Ranch while Martin Swinehart, cooks lunch... thanks Martin!

Everyone cleaned up and we  left only milkweeds and memories of a nice day outside together.