What is a Waystation?
Updated: Jan 28, 2022
noun: waystation /ˈwā ˌstāSHən/ a stopping point on a journey.
Waystations are butterfly gardens designed to provide milkweed, nectar, and shelter sources to Monarch Butterflies. It's a stopping point where they can rest and recharge during their long migration. Often, female Monarchs are known to lay their eggs at local Waystations and this is where baby caterpillars are born. By creating a Waystation garden, you are contributing to monarch conservation, an effort that will help assure the preservation of the species.