Citizen continues sustainable efforts
BIXBY, Oklahoma- Jane Breckinridge of the Euchee Butterfly Farm hosted the Tribal Alliance for Pollinators at the Learning Center at Euchee Butterfly Farm on Oct. 23.
Breckinridge spoke on the benefits and importance of sustainable practices often crucial to the longevity of wildlife found in the region.
After five years of construction to expand the Learning Center at Euchee Butterfly Farm updated facilities will be able to hold even more people interested in learning about pollinators.
“We give the training and tools to adults and youth who want to restore these native plants and repair the land that is so badly damaged,” said Breckinridge.
Breckinridge, the self proclaimed “Crazy Butterfly Lady”, just finished her work at the Tulsa State Fair Butterfly booth.
“It doesn’t stop with the butterflies,” said Breckinridge.
The Tribal Alliance for Pollinators Symposium consists of many different topics that support a healthy and sustainable agriculture. Seeds and seedlings were provided to attendees to help with sustainable efforts.
“It’s a chance to teach kids and youth to understand butterflies and their roll they play,” said Breckinridge.
Natives Raising Natives launched in 2013 and continues training Native people to work with nature to help raise butterflies.
“The monarchs are moving through right now. They need nectar,” said Breckinridge.
As a Muscogee (Creek) citizen, Breckinridge emphasizes stewardship to the land as a natural role of Creek citizens. She uses her time to reach out to communities about the importance of conservation.
“Just wait on mowing a few weeks to give them a chance to eat. Reconsider your mowing schedule,” said Breckinridge.
The Euchee Butterfly Farm is in need of donations of wild flower seeds. They are also looking for people with large fields with wild flowers to collect seeds from.
For more information visit www.nativebutterflies.org