Monarch Waystations: Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats

Monarch Waystation #1553
"The Monarch Inn"
Bangor, PA 18013 U.S.A.

Registrant: David & Marie Korbobo
Certified: 8/1/2007
Updated: 8/1/2007
Type: Rural
Size: Colossal (more than 5,000 sq ft)

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Comments: raised 30 monarchs in 06 - hope to double or triple that in 07 - - I have 30 chryalis and 50 cats right now - I live near the blue ridge mountains - didn't see a monarch until the end of June - probably miss a whole generation or two -


Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants):
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)

Additional Annual/Biennial Plants:
Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.), Other Annuals or Biennials

Additional Perennial Plants:
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Other Perennials

Plant Density (Shelter):
6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

Sustainable Management:
Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water; Manage the density of the plot by thinning; Use natural compost for fertilization; Amend the soil to achieve a chemical balance before planting; Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by mowing; Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand; Water the plot as needed to maintain growth; Eliminate the use of insecticides; Remove invasive species from the site; Add other features