ONE OF MEXICO'S GREATEST WONDERS - THE MONARCH MIGRATION, IS UNDER THREAT OF EXTINCTION.(1)
NHMLA & La Monarca Bakery have teamed up to dedicate Earth Month to Save The Monarchs in conjunction with the NHMLA Butterfly Pavilion reopening. This Earth Month, La Monarca Bakery and NHMLA invite you outdoors to #SipoutsideLA and submit photographs on Instagram to enter the Earth Month Giveaway drawing!
La Monarca Bakery Donates 1% of Proceeds from the sale of their packaged goods line to Partner ECOLIFE Conservation for their Monarch Butterfly program in Michoacán, MX. La Monarca's Mexican Coffee and Cookie line are now available for sale at NHMLA's Gift Shop.
ENTER TO WIN - #SIPOUTSIDELA
Grab a cafecito and browse NHM’s newly reopened Butterfly Pavilion and grounds, snap your coffee shot and tag with #SipOutsideLA all month to enter! (stay posted for details
In the spirit of our annual #ButterflyPavilion, celebrate #EarthMonth with #NHMLA and our friends at @LaMonarcaBakery with a beautiful Butterfly Latte that’s sure to make your heart flutter like a monarch in flight!
ON MONARCH BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION
To further our efforts, and the efforts of anyone wanting to protect the monarch butterflies, La Monarca Bakery now offers milkweed seed packets (sp. Asclepias Fascicularis) which is native to the Southern California region and is a crucial food source for the Monarchs. (4)
A crucial food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars, the milkweed is a California native that can be easily and safely planted in the region. Germination is simple: grab a damp paper towel and spread your seeds evenly. Cover the seeds and place in a plastic bag at room temperature. The seeds should sprout in a few days and once the roots become visible and the green leaves begin to show, plant them in your garden or even a pot outside!