Spring 2016 Monarch Waystation Kits forum: What is a Monarch Waystation?

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ImageThePlantBus
Apr 28, 2016 9:28 AM CST
Name: Judy
Annapolis MD
Plant It and They Will Come
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ImageThePlantBus
Apr 28, 2016 7:01 PM CST
Name: Judy
Annapolis MD
Plant It and They Will Come
From the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy site
http://www.loudounwildlife.org/Monarch_Campaign_Plant_Waysta...

What is a Monarch Waystation?
A Monarch Waystation is simply a garden that has both milkweed plants which Monarchs feed on as caterpillars, and nectar plants that they feed on as adults.

The best location is a sunny spot.

Milkweed, as you know is critical as it is the only plant Monarchs lay their eggs on, and the caterpillars will eat.

How Big Does a Waystation Need to Be?
A waystation can be as small or as large as you want to make it. You can grow it on a deck with containers, in a garden or as way of maintaining large acreage. The minimum recommendation is to have at least 10 milkweed plants (preferably 2 species of native milkweed) and an assortment of at least 4 native nectar plants.

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