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Share Our Efforts to Save The Monarch Butterfly Population!

The Monarch Butterfly population has decreased by 97 percent since the 1980's

We Install Greenspace Gardens to Control Pond Erosion

Moist meadows are key habitats for honey bees and the migratory Monarch.

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Photo courtesy of Winters Hill Winery

Did you know?

We use wildflowers to absorb polluted runoff from lawns & parking lots.

Wildflowers along ponds will establish fibrous roots to control soil erosion.
Wetland flowers produce sweet nectar to sustain butterflies and honey bees.
Asters, coneflowers, milkweed, and verbena are essential hosts to butterflies.
Native grasses provide winter seed for finches & songbirds.

Your Raingarden Can Help the Monarch Butterflies

Plant Milkweeds

Monarchs on Swamp Milkweed

Pink Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias Incarnata

This native clumping perennial will bloom in late summer. It thrives in wet soil. Milkweeds are the growing Monarchs’ only food.

Plant Asters

Monarch-on-aster

New York Aster

Symphyotrichum Novi-Belgii

A non-native perennial, the New York Aster will bloom aplenty to provide Monarchs with Autumn nectar. Researchers believe this may help reverse the decline of Monarch Butterflies.

Plant Gayfeather

Liatris-pycnostachya-Prairie-Blazing-Star-1

Prairie Blazing Star

Liatris Pycnostachya

Call it what you will, this clump-forming corm is a Kansan. It thrives in medium soil to provide a tall spike of purple. Blooming throughout the summer, Liatris nectar seems irresistible to butterflies.

Try a Button Bush

Monarch-on-button-bush

Button Bush

Cephalanthus Occidentalis

Button Bush are pruned as a small tree. They thrive in moist soil and produce nectar-laden globeflowers to feed a myriad of pollenators.

More Ways to Help

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