Congratulations to the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art for their wonderful Community Day celebrating Art in Bloom! We at Earth Conservancy enjoyed the chance to talk about our reclamation work, and one particular wildflower that loves mine lands’ acidic soils: milkweed. If you weren’t already aware, milkweed is the only plant on which monarch butterflies lay their eggs, and which monarch caterpillars eat. Take a look at some of the creations made by those who stopped by our table. A special shout-out to Mike Korb, the inspiration for this activity, based on his presentation “Mine Reclamation and Monarch Butterfly Habitat,” available here.