Milkweed Harvest Activity


1:00 pm


First Parish Church
225 Cabot Street, Beverly, 01915
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First Parish Church Green Team invites people to Ellis Square on Sunday, October 4, 2-4pm, to participate in harvesting milkweed seeds from their pods, to bag them for distribution throughout our community.

Many of you know the importance of milkweed in the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly.  It is the only plant that the monarchs lay their eggs, and which the caterpillars need to eat for protection against predators (the sap is toxic to their predators).  The habitat has been dwindling and we can all do our part to expand that habitat.

Steve Hoy’s milkweed meadow has over 50 milkweed pods that need harvesting.  The seeds in the pods need to be separated from their fluff (called coma) and bagged with planting instructions.  Steve will offer guidance in this process.

Social distancing and masks will be required.

Please notify the office  at  978-922-3968 or or Steve Hoy at  978-590-6202 ahead of time so we prevent overcrowding and prepare Ellis Square