Nature nuts and monarch lovers: your hard work of planting milkweed & nectar flowers is paying off. Butterfly populations seem to be bouncing back this year after decades of decline. It’s too soon to declare victory but many encouraging signs are out there. We’ll have to wait for the official reports from Monarch Joint Venture but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Forests For Monarchs is Flourishing
Forests for Monarchs FFM, our favorite monarch conservation charity is bouncing back too! We have a new President of the Board, Michael Hamm, who is a total superstar. Megan Fulton (former Vermont Woods Studios Marketing Coordinator) is now their Executive Director (although we hated to lose Megan, we’re thrilled to see her talents being applied to such a wonderful cause). I’ve been appointed Vice President of the Board of Directors and am serving alongside a distinguished team of renowned conservationists who specialize in monarchs. FFM’s goal is to plant 1 million trees/year in the monarch’s over-wintering habitat and we’re on track for 2017– no small achievement! We are always looking for new grants and donations, if you’re interested in supporting the cause.
Vermont Woods Studios Is Blooming Too
Last year was a challenging one for Vermont Woods Studios as well as the monarchs. We suffered a negative SEO attack by a competitor and learned a lot about that sort of thing. But I’m happy to report that we survived and are now thriving more than ever. We look forward to accelerating our work of “furnishing a greener world” as we move into the second half of 2017. Thanks for your support for our small business and our favorite charity, Forests for Monarchs.
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