Butterflies in Danger


We received an email asking Girl Scouts to help some students in Middletown, New York with a project. Please read the letter to leaders below and help out if you can!

We are writing to you from Middletown, New York because our students have become very concerned about the fact that the Monarch butterflies won't have enough food for their migration to Mexico. Our classes raised Monarchs last year. We learned a lot about these wonderful creatures. Everyone loved sending them on their way to Mexico. However, we were very upset to read that their only food source is disappearing.

Please let us know if you would be able to help us help the Monarchs. We would like to send you milkweed seeds to grow in cups, and put in fields, so they can survive their migration south. It would be wonderful if lots of girls would be able to help out. We know you would be able to make a big difference in this year's migration.

All you have to do to receive the seeds is e-mail Mrs. Dougherty at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will send you a packet of two dozen seeds (or more if you like), instructions for planting them, a postcard to send back telling us about how it went and a great big thank you from us and the Monarchs.


Matt, Brandon, Katie, Victor, Robbie, Mike, Fred, Anthony, Raphael, Keashawn, James, Freddy, Savannah, Josh, Keven and Gabe