Though we no longer meet separately, we still plan cleanups and other eventsin 2024! You many contact NABA directly at info@NABAlongbeach.org

NABA Secretary Allene Symons

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

 

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This is a joint project of NABA and ABNA 

Monarch Waystation

presented by 

Friends of Miracle on 4th Street Park

1518 E. 4th Street, Long Beach CA

 

On August 5, 2023  we enjoyed a

Celebration of Monarchs and Pollinators!

Waystation Update

The monarchs are landing! We've already see a few baby caterpilars in our new planter at Miracle on 4th Street Park.

 

  • 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 May 7, 2024

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

                Monarch park visitor

                   

North Alamitos Beach Association (NABA) now meets with 

 

Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Assn. (ABNA) 

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

Next meeting: June 13, 2024