Yevich Trail Monarch Waystation

Submitted by Nancy Loveland

Yevich monarch waystation


Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), butterflyweed (A. tuberosa), whorled milkweed (A. verticillata), green comet milkweed (A. viridiflora), common milkweed (A. syriaca)

Native nectar plants

Campanula, New York ironweed (Vernonia), eupatoriums, coreopsis, asters, coneflowers (Echinacea), sedum, columbine (Aquilegia), and ox-eye sunflower (Heliopsis).

No chemicals are used.

Yevich Monarch Waystation

The ‘Yevich Trail Garden’ is located alongside the Sergei Yevich trail, which runs along the north east bank of the Seneca River in Baldwinsville, NY.

It was built by the Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville with their plants and materials (compost and concrete bumpers used to line the garden) provided, delivered and placed by the Village DPW.

The owner of the property, Mr O’Connell (who owns Colonial Laundromats, the local one of which is in front of the garden at the street), gave us permission to build it and also kindly contributed $100.00 which paid for mulch.

The Silver Fox senior center is the main part of the deck on the back building you see over the garden. They have agreed to let us install the Monarch Waystation sign on the fascia of the deck to prevent vandalism by the local young people, always a problem.

All plants were donated by garden clubbers or others. Most of the milkweeds were donated by Roger Dahlin, a local man who starts many butterfly oriented plants from seed. He’s pretty amazing. And very generous!

The garden has been there several years, but we were just able to register it now with the new milkweeds (Asclepias) from Roger, so do not yet have a Waystation number.

Other things will be planted when available. As the horticulturist for the Village as well as a garden club member, I mostly care for the garden myself so I can see to watering and so forth.