MONARCHS & MILKWEED- 3 skein kit
This is a kit complete with 3 full skeins of yarn!
Inspired by the gorgeous Monarch butterflies- an important pollinator too! And the beautiful native Milkweed wildflower which is the sole host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars.
- 1 skein Merino Twist in Monarch & Milkweed ( yellow/orange and cream with touches of pink, green, and black)
- 1 skein Merino Twist in Milkweed in Bloom (splashes and speckles of pinks, and green with cream)
- 1 skein of Merino Twist in Eucalyptus (mid-tone tonal green/olive-y with speckles)
Want to customize your kit with different colorways or yarn bases? Send us a message, and we'll see if we have them in stock!
A non-native plant supporting Monarchs!
A dramatic 97 percent of California's monarch butterflies have disappeared since the 1980s. Now eucalyptus is used by the majority of these butterflies for roosting over the winter. Studies show perhaps monarchs aren't necessarily preferring these trees, but the microclimates they provide are a compatible alternative to their shrinking native habitat. Keeping these trees can be a highly controversial issue, because eucalyptus isn't native and can be invasive as well as a potential wildfire risk. The monarch also roosts on Monterey Cypress, Monterey Pine and coast redwood, native species that are also dwindling. Experts advise on making site-specific decisions for eradicating or preserving eucalyptus, and phasing them out over time while expanding native habitat reforestation for these important beauties.
Find your way to help the monarch butterflies here!