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Monarch Waystations in Central New York

Monarch Waystation signMonarch Watch, a program sponsored by the University of Kansas, has developed a Monarch Waystation program that encourages homeowners to provide the resources monarch butterflies need. (Note: The Monarch Watch list includes non-native plants, but we know (and research shows) that native plants are even more beneficial to monarchs and other pollinators!)

Basically a Waystation is a "large enough" flower garden that:

  • includes a patch of milkweeds, preferably more than one kind
  • includes native nectar plants in large enough "patches"
  • doesn't use pesticides or herbicides

Monarch Waystations in CNY