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Monarch Butterfly Waystation opening at Carter Caves

Sep 21, 2017

Credit Plano Prairie Garden

The Garden Club of Kentucky will dedicate two more Monarch butterfly waystations at the William Whitley House State Historic Site and Carter Caves State Resort Park in September.

The William Whitley House ceremony is Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. and the Carter Caves event is Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.

Members of the Garden Club of Kentucky have worked with state parks and other groups to design and install Monarch waystations.

Monarch butterflies need specific resources for their migration to and from Mexico. Those include nectar producing flowers, shelter and milkweed, the only plant that Monarch caterpillars will eat. These Kentucky waystations serve millions of migrating Monarch butterflies.

Other Kentucky State Parks with Monarch waystations include: Kentucky Dam Village, Waveland, Blue Licks Battlefield, Perryville Battlefield, Old Fort Harrod, Fort Boonesborough, Cumberland Falls, Lake Barkley, Jenny Wiley, Pennyrile Forest, General Butler and Barren River Lake.

For more information about the Monarch waystation program or butterfly gardening, visit http://www.monarchwatch.org

For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit http://www.parks.ky.gov

(provided by Kentucky Department of Parks)