BAPA Awarded 192 Milkweed Plugs to Propel Save the Monarchs Initiative 

  With Spring just around the corner, some of Beverly/Morgan Park’s community gardeners are gearing up to add fresh milkweed to their gardens. Monarch Watch, a nonprofit education, conservation, and research program based at the University of Kansas, recently selected six of our neighborhood gardens as recipients for flats of milkweed to promote more monarch and pollinator-friendly habitats in the […]

BAPA Takes Pledge to Save The Monarchs 

By Cathriona Fey  BAPA Community Outreach Liaison  Over the last two decades, the eastern monarch butterfly has experienced a more than 80% decrease in population. This orange and black-winged species, the Illinois state insect, contributes to the pollination of plants throughout the Prairie State. The migratory and overwintering habitats needed to promote monarch breeding are disappearing, and the drastic drop in population has sparked urgent conservation efforts to save the monarchs. […]