Elmwood Monarch Meadow

Elmwood Monarch Meadow

Members from the Elmwood Neighborhood Association came together to design, research and implement a recognized Monarch Waystation. The weather is beautiful this weekend, take a walk outside to visit this beautiful addition to the Elmwood Parkway. 

This site provides milkweeds, nectar sources, and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterlies as they migrate though North America. Elmwood now has an official Monarch Waystation, certified and registered by Monarch Watch.


 
Joy, lead on implemnting this program

Joy, lead on implemnting this program

     The front row is basically pinks / "Apricot Sunrise" in center.  Blues/ purples will 'swirl' from center back (Buddleia nanho blue butterfly bush) across to the sides connected by Blazing Starr/Gayfeather donated by a neighbor.  The sides at back are yellow Honeycomb Buddleia with yellow milkweed and Coreopsis in the center. 

    The front was expanded while working, allowing for more milkweeds interior, including Yellow& Orange types donated plus Antelope-horns (Asclepias asperula), Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa), and Green Milkweed (Asclepias viridis).

     Numerous other plants were added from wildflower packets or annuals. Volunteers were happy to rescue and restore Earthworms at the site beginning before cultivation.