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Bridge Park Monarch Way Station

Institution
BDA Vienna Township, Clio MI I75 Exit 131
Habitat Type
Garden (Beautiful, Unique Monarch/Bee Garden. )
Location
Clio, Michigan
Size
Extra Large
Date Submitted
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Milkweed Species
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Sandhill/Pinewoods Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata)
Nectar Source Plants
Honeysuckle, asters, delphinium, foxglove, phlox, lupine, black-eyed Susan, rubekia coneflower, sedum, sage, salvia, cranesbill geraniums, petunias,daylilies, hydrangeas, butterfly bush Buddleja,
Habitat Programs
Monarch Waystation
Habitat Management Practices
No pesticides, carefully weeded and water, Great perfusion of growth,
Habitat Details
This restored property is now a walking park with an extra large Hillside Monarch Watchstation. It has a beautiful stream running through the property with marked walking trailheads giving facts on Monarchs. It has a 7ft. commissioned lighted Monarch Sculpture in flight suspended 10 feet above the monarch garden. Plus a second sculptured work of art monarch bench. This park is also a handicap accessible picnic park with handicap picnic tables and grills and a small play scape area for young children. As we made improvements to our business district we realized this busy district needed a quiet beautiful park with walking trails for our busy shoppers and expressway visitors.
Comments
The pitfalls is our crazy milkweed was taking over much of the garden so we planted an additional milkweed specific garden next to the large monarch waystation so we seem to have take care of that dilemma the plants are happy... The bees are happy, the butterflies enjoy their stay. The garden is called "bridge park bed-and-breakfast". Photographs by Maggie Somerville Gaylord Michigan.

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