Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and this year I have an additional reason to be thankful. In April of this year, Kentucky had 35 certified Monarch Waystations. We now have 95. That’s nearly triple – an impressive increase! This change is largely due to the work of the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones and The Garden Club of Kentucky.
The count includes private gardens as well as Waystations that have been created at schools, churches and other public places. This is the Waystation at Shaker Village.
Susan Jonas, a member of the Danville Garden Club has written an excellent article on Monarch Waystations for The Advocate Messenger. I think it’s a great summary, and I recently added a revised version of Susan’s article on my website.
Monarchs continue to need our help, and it’s not too early to think about garden plans for next spring. I hope you will consider creating a Waystation. If you already have one, thank you. I encourage you to share your garden with others and encourage them to follow your lead.
I’m thankful that Kentucky is working to help Monarchs, and I hope to be able to report even more Waystations next year.