In Saturday, March 30, beneath sunny skies, the Ventura Land Trust hosted its Fourth Annual Monarch Madness pollinator planting party. This family-friendly public event took place at the Big Rock Nature Preserve along the Ventura River, where participants helped plant milkweed to attract monarch butterflies, as well as other native plants that provide crucial habitat for beneficial insects, birds and mammals. VLT volunteers gave demonstrations and offered instruction, and also provided gloves, shovels, plants and mulch. “Dug,” the organization’s shiny new tractor, was unveiled, and butterfly enthusiast Juliana Danaus spoke about the importance of protecting butterfly habitat
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