No pesticides, carefully weeded and water, Great perfusion of growth,
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.
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.
The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States.