A recreation van was on hand to provide games for our young volunteers. Children helped rebuild the mulch in the Monarch Butterfly Garden then played a game of checkers. Mulch is important for our Monarch Butterfly Garden’s health. It helps retain moisture in the soil. Mulch adds organic material for microorganisms and worms to consume. As they breakdown the mulch nutrients are added to the soil. Worms attracted by the nutrients aerate the soil and leave casings that nourish roots. The Monarch habitat is just beginning to blossom with purple Catmint (Scientific/Botanic name Nepeta faassenii).