Rosalynn Carter's Butterfly Trail legacy
Why it matters: The network of more than 3,000 pollinator-friendly public and private gardens throughout Georgia and the country was inspired by her concern about the threats to monarch butterfly habitat.
Catch up fast: In 2013, she asked a Plains neighbor for advice about planting native species to make her own yard an ideal butterfly habitat.
- When others in town learned what she was doing, they too wanted to provide pollinator habitat in their gardens, the organization writes.
- "Eventually, a 'trail' started of butterfly gardens, one house at a time, one church at a time, one library, one state, and so on."
How to join: Anyone can register their garden for the Butterfly Trail here.
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