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Monarch Butterfly

West Irvine/Four Seasons Monarch Waystation Work Day

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Joanna Kirby at the 12th State Park Certified Monarch Waystation dedication, Fort Boonesborough State Park!

Fort Boonesboro (2)

Entitled “Monarch on Milkweed,” Sean Kenney (a self-proclaimed ‘professional kid’) used 60,549 Lego blocks to create this amazing sculpture! It’s as beautiful from the back as it is from the front or side.

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Danville Montessori School Monarch Waystation dedicated Sept. 5, 2014, with Pat Critchfield and Malissa McAlister.

Danville Montessori School

 

Ann Kowalkoski , Dogwood District Director and Joyce Effinger, President of The GC of Elizabethtown at the dedication of their Monarch Waystation at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

GC of E-Town Monarch Waystation

Garden Club of Elizabethtown's Monarch Waystation

Garden Club of Elizabethtown’s Monarch Waystation

 

Here are some Monarchs spotted at the Boyle County Public Library’s Certified Monarch Waystation in Danville, Kentucky!

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GCKY President Joanna Kirby Promotes Her Special Project - Monarch Waystations!

GCKY President Joanna Kirby Promotes Her Special Project – Monarch Waystations!

April 15, 2014

The Monarchs are Coming!

Right now, at this very moment, there may be a monarch butterfly heading your way. Are you ready to welcome him or her to your garden? Do you have the Monarch’s host plant, milkweed?  Do you have enough native nectar plants?

If the answer is no, it is not too late. You can order milkweed and pesticide free native nectar plants at www.shootingstarnursery.com or www.prairienursery.com.  They will be glad to help you with your selections. Or, check your local nursery.  If they carry pesticide free milkweed, let me know and I will add their names to my “Monarch Safe” list.  If you live in the Bluegrass area, visit Spring House, Shooting Star, and Michler’s Nurseries.

Report your monarch butterfly sightings at www.journeynorth.org and check the GCKY website for up to date monarch news.  And don’t forget to certify your waystation for monarchs at www.monarchwatch.org.

Linda Porter
Monarch Waystation Project Chair 

July 22, 2013

 Joanna Kirby, president of the Kentucky Garden Club, is urging gardeners to establish “monarch way stations” across the state where the larvae may feed.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/21/2725261/uncommonwealth-state-gardening.html#storylink=cpy

Kirby and others, including Monarchwatch.org and Wild Ones, a leader in the natural landscaping movement, want gardeners to understand how to build and maintain monarch habitats, including milkweed. That is not just an activity for gardeners; it can be undertaken by schools, community groups and local governments.

 

Dedication of Monard Way Station at the Anderson County Public Library, sponsored by La Jardienere Garden Club, Frankfort, KY

Dedication of Monard Way Station at the Anderson County Public Library, sponsored by La Jardienere Garden Club, Frankfort, KY

 

Monarch Way Station, Anderson County Public Library

Monarch Way Station, Anderson County Public Library

 

 

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Monarch Way Station sign, sponsored by La Jardiniere

President’s Message