More than lavender!
That's why we are so proud to announce that the Xerces Foundation (whose mission is to protect pollinators) has awarded us enough monarch butterfly habitat to cover 1200 linear feet of our property! Our span runs along an old creek bed, where we have begun to remove old barbed wire fencing and posts, and, recently-discovered, neglected irrigation debris that had been hiding under a pile of brush.
Once the rain returns - we'll plant all the monarchs' favorites and invite them for a visit. Then, we'll joyfully sign the Pollinator Protection Pledge and take our place on the map of official Pollinator Habitats in northern California. Who knows? Capay Valley Lavender may just become one of the monarchs' favorite stops on their annual migration journey. Rolling hills, fields of lavender and green, and a kaleidoscope (yes, they're called a kaleidoscope!) of butterflies... Won't that be a beautiful sight?