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Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks

October 03, 2016

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Great news! To continue work to enhance the Olmsted Parks, while helping save the Monarch Butterfly population, we have planned for another waystation to be installed in Iroquois Park. The waystation will add to the beauty of the Iroquois Summit Field area while providing food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies.

The plan calls for the Conservancy to convert the old, unused tennis courts at the Iroquois Park hilltop into the waystation. The total cost of the project, which includes planting prairie grass seeds and installing two rustic cedar benches, is $10,000.

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May 3, 2016

This Spring the Conservancy will begin to plant monarch butterfly waystations. The waystations will serve as food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies, which are losing much of its population.

The first waystations, will be in Cherokee and Seneca Parks with plans for more in Iroquois Park.  The designated areas will be planted with a milkweed mix and will bring added beauty to the area it is planted in.

Waystation located right off the scenic loop between Beargrass creek and the golf course

Waystation located off Barrett Hill Rd and Cherokee Rd

Kentucky is one of the few states that gets to see the Monarch as they migrate to and from Mexico each summer and winter. As the butterflies migrate and rest in our waystations park users will see their beauty first hand as they bring added life to the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks.

Waystation located near the scenic loop by the Daniel Boone statue