If Every Day Was Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, North American Butterfly Association is holding a week-long raffle, Monday April 21st through Friday April 25, 2014. There will be a raffle drawing and prize awarded each day!

If every day was Earth Day and we all lived with Earth’s care as a priority, then the Earth would be in much better shape. Of course, April 25th is not really Earth Day– but it is the next best thing, Arbor Day. It is traditional on Arbor Day to plant trees. Did you know that many butterflies rely on trees during part of their life cycle? Hackberry, willow, oak, poplar, and wild cherry trees are all important caterpillar food plants. Next time you plant a tree, consider planting caterpillar food.

Raffle Prize Earth Day Friday’s raffle prize is not a tree but something else that butterflies will love. High Country Gardens  has donated a pre-Planned Pollinator Paradise Garden as today’s raffle prize. The flowers in this garden package will benefit butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds!

There are three different ways to win a chance for the daily raffle prize: 1)  join NABA, 2) give a gift membership to NABA, or 3) certify your butterfly garden (and buy a certified sign at the same time). Any of these options will enter you for a chance to win the daily raffle prize.

Thinking about joining NABA and certifying your garden? Your name will be entered twice in the daily drawing. The raffle prize winner will be selected at random from all new memberships, gift memberships, and certified butterfly garden applications received online from Friday April 25 at 12:01 AM until Midnight Friday April 25th.

Learn more about North American Butterfly Association and its programs that promote

enjoying butterflies and their habitat, please visit: About NABA