Monarch Waystations: Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats

Monarch Waystation #10
"My Backyard"
Baldwin, NY 11510 U.S.A.

Registrant: Margaret E. Hallden
Certified: 7/20/2005
Updated: 7/20/2005
Type: Suburban
Size: Colossal (more than 5,000 sq ft)

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Comments: Photos enclosed are part of my habitat. Have successfully tagged hundreds of butterflies from this site - some wild some hand raised from collected eggs. Three have made it to Mexico according to Monarch Watch.


Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants):
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica), Other Milkweed(s)

Additional Annual/Biennial Plants:
Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.), Other Annuals or Biennials

Additional Perennial Plants:
Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Caryopteris (Caryopteris spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Other Perennials

Plant Density (Shelter):
6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

Sustainable Management:
Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water; Manage the density of the plot by thinning; Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand; Water the plot as needed to maintain growth; Eliminate the use of insecticides; Remove invasive species from the site; Add other features