Coming soon— A Butterfly Garden

monarch butterfly photo (2)

The remaining open space in Fontana Park provides an opportunity to create an environment conducive to supporting native wildlife including highly visible and generally appreciated butterflies with little or no impact on neighbors. Butterflies can be attracted and induced to stay by providing their favorite nectar sources. Other plants serve as larval hosts providing the habitat butterflies need for other stages of life.

A successful butterfly habitat with larval host plants can be an educational resource and an opportunity for people to witness firsthand the amazing life cycle of butterflies. Since adult butterflies feed on nectar, the flowering host plants are also often quite attractive.

Monarch butterflies on a blazing star by Al Batt.

If you take a walk on the east end of Jeffrey Fontana Park you may see MFPA member, Dave Poeschel, out there shoveling away and moving boulders.  Be sure to stop by and say “Hello” and give him a big “Thank you” for all his hard work.

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Butterfly Garden overview

For a link to Dave’s plans click here.

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