Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration

Door Creek Orchard Biodiversity

Door Creek Orchard
Habitat Type
Agricultural Area
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Date Submitted
Monday, April 25, 2016
Milkweed Species
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)
Nectar Source Plants
Coneflower, Coreopsis, goldenrod (many species), aster (many species), red clover, white clover, Lupine, bergamot, early sunflower, cup plant
Habitat Programs
Monarch Waystation
Habitat Management Practices
Our farm is low-impact, advanced IPM. We also have two managed prairie spaces - one tall grass (approx 17 acres), one dry/shortgrass (less than one acre). These are managed with timed mowing and burning. We also keep un-managed pollinator blocks throughout the property.
Habitat Details
We are Monarch lovers at Door Creek Orchard! We believe in cultivating ecological health and diversity in our farming, and providing safe habitat for Monarchs and other butterflies is part of that.