Monarch Waystations: Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats

Monarch Waystation #8
"Fountain Creek Nature Center"
Fountain, CO 80817 U.S.A.

Registrant: Fountain Creek Nature Center
Certified: 7/20/2005
Updated: 7/20/2005
Type: Suburban
Size: Colossal (more than 5,000 sq ft)

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Comments: We currently have an interpretive trail sign in place at the Milkweed Meadow describing the monarch's life cycle.


Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants):
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Additional Annual/Biennial Plants:
Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.), Other Annuals or Biennials

Additional Perennial Plants:
Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.), Caryopteris (Caryopteris spp.), Other Perennials

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

Sustainable Management:
Manage the density of the plot by thinning; Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand; Remove invasive species from the site; Add other features