Can you imagine the journey the Monarch Butterfly makes each season. After overwintering in Mexico, Monarchs in early spring. Taking as many as five generations to reach their Northern destinations, the Monarchs need meaningful waystations along their migration routes. Big or small, 100’s of acres or 100 square feet, the Pollinator waystations prove to be vital stops, serving as stepping stones during the journey.
As part of the St Louis Butterfly Byway project, we are caring for ten of these very waystations along the St. Louis riverfront. Who would have thought meaningful pollinator habitats could be developed in downtown St. Louis?