The 3rd annual "Monarch Magic" butterfly celebration at the Norma Gibbs Monarch Butterfly Park in Huntington Beach drew hundreds of visitors. Attendees of the August 7 celebration took in a butterfly puppet show, face painting and a children's Butterfly Parade. Agromin donated 200 bags of organic potting soil that were given away along with tree seedlings donated by the Huntington Beach Tree Society.
The park had been a winter stopping point for the Monarchs during their annual migration but it became overgrown and had fallen into disrepair. Leslie Gilson, with the support of the Huntington Beach Tree Society, the City of Huntington Beach and hundreds of volunteers, restored the park four years ago.
Volunteers removed over 179 dead and dying trees and re-forested with over 800 nectar and milkweed plants (the only food source for the monarch).
This is the second year Agromin has donated organic soil to Monarch Magic.
Labels: Huntington Beach, Leslie Gilson, Monarch butterfly, monarch magic, Norma Gibbs, park restoration