Monarch Conservation

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What is a Monarch Waystation?

  • Monarch Waystations are pollinator gardens that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. 

Why are we concerned?

  • Like the honey bee, the Monarch butterfly is a pollinator that plays a vital role in the food chain for humans and other animals.  
  • Without pollinators, we'd have limited supply of fresh produce, which we rely on daily.  
  • The Monarch butterfly has experienced a large decrease in population due to extreme habitat loss by use of pesticides and herbicides in North America, which is a sign of a declining ecosystem.

What can you do to help?

  • Eliminate use of pesticides and herbicides.
  • Increase Monarch habitat by planting a garden.
  • Include key survival plants for the monarch in your garden like milkweed, nectar plants for all seasons, sheltering plants or trees and a nearby water source.

Get involved!

  • Join us this spring as the City creates its own Monarch Waystation at Brookglen Community Center.  Signup today!
  • Interested in starting your own butterfly garden? Click here for the best tips and tricks!