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Seeds and Greetings!

Each year at Studio E Architects, we hold a friendly in-house design competition for our holiday card. This year, the office rallied around the idea of taking our collective community building efforts to the smallest of scales. In doing so, we turn to the incredible western monarch butterfly, and to other pollinators, and their habitat and food source: Milkweed. As you prepare to plant your Narrowleaf Milkweed seeds, or perhaps to give them to a friend, we offer more information below on this remarkable plant and other people who you are now working alongside, to conserve the western monarch butterfly.


Milkweed Planting Tips
Growing Milkweed in San Diego, By the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County’s Milkweed for Monarchs Program 
Growing Milkweed in California, By the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation 

Organizations Supporting Monarchs And More Ways to Help
Milkweed for Monarchs Program, ​By the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego
Monarch Joint Venture 
Monarch Citizen Science Program, By the Monarch Joint Venture
Monarch Watch
Butterfly Conservation, By the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Good Books
The Milkweed Lands: An Epic Story of One Plant: Its Nature and Ecology, by Eric Lee-Mäder 
Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration, by Sara Dykman