Because of our love for Fire Island and the Village of Saltaire, The Directors of the SCA established a new initiative in 2018, The SCA Sustainability Project.
One of the Sustainability projects is to promote Monarch butterfly migration on the eastern seaboard. We have identified two types of plants native to Saltaire: Butterfly Milkweeds (ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA - orange blooms) and Swamp Milkweeds (ASCLEPIAS INCARNATA - pink blooms). The SCA encourages every household to plant these lovely native species to encourage the health of the Monarch migration. We had plants at the SCA Fall Festival, and plan to make them available again in the spring. Some quick facts:
Tracy Dockray put together an informative video on the SCA Milkweed Project: