NABA boundaries are: south at 4th Street, north at 7th Street, west at Alamitos, and east at Cherry Ave.Look for more NABA announcements. 

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Monarch Waystation

presented by 

Friends of Miracle on 4th Street Park

1518 E. 4th Street, Long Beach CA

 

Monarch Waystation Update

 

  • Western Monarch butterflies are in decline, and as a community we are doing our part to help them survive and thrive.
  • In this planter box called a Waystation we are providing nectar plants for nourishment of butterflies (and other pollinators), along with native milkweed plants necessary for monarch reproduction.
  • Milkweed is the only host plant where monarch butterflies lay their eggs, its leaves are the only food its caterpillars will eat.
  • We also provide a wooden trellis by the planter box as a structure where a caterpillar might decide to form its chrysalis (but often they seek out a hidden place to make the pupa, and this chosen spot could be many yards away).
  • Every fall, monarchs migrate and hibernate (called diapause), forming clusters by the thousands on trees in specific areas For Western Monarchs this is mainly in California's Central Coast, while a larger migration from Canada through the Midwest travels to Mexico). This phase of the monarch's life cycle starts around October and continues through February or March every year.

Last updated July 11, 2024

New planter box (April 2024) with milkweed and nectar plants, with ABNA president Candyce Bear-Thompson. 

North Alamitos Beach Association (NABA) now meets with 

Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Assn. (ABNA) 

 alternate months on second Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m in the community room at Bixby Park.

Next meeting: August 8, 2024

NABA Neighborhood Cleanup!

Saturday, July 13, 2024

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Meet at 518 Walnut Ave. (between 5th and 6th)

 

City provides bags, pluckers, gloves, vests.

NABA provides doughnuts, water bottles, shade tent, chairs.

Come meet your neighbors. Help us make our neighborhood better than ever!

Second Annual

Butterfly and Other Pollinators Festival

at Miracle on 4th Street Park

Saturday, July 20, 2024

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Find out how you can help  monarch butterflies and other pollinators. See a demonstration by a bee keeper, participate in crafts for all ages, childrens' book reading,and you can take a plant in a little pot home.

Water bottles, shade tents, tables and chairs and fun for all.

Walk, bike or take the bus. Parking is limited (no parking at Speed Queen).