OKC Zoo Butterfly Garden

Established in 1996, the OKC Zoo Butterfly Garden is designed to teach about butterflies and their life cycles as well as about the importance of pollinators and native plants. Measuring 20,000 square feet, it is one of the largest educational gardens in Oklahoma. It is also a registered Monarch Waystation and has been used as a tagging site for Monarch Watch’s ciitzen science program for over 20 years.

SOM: Save Our Monarchs

I planted 3 varieties of butterfly bushes. About 6 plants. watered them regularly and watched to see if anything was happening. Found these caterpillars working mid October! Was very happy to see my efforts was helping some.
Plan to expand my little garden next year!

S. Logan County Monarch Waystation

The garden is approximately 3/4 of a acre in south central Logan County OK.
The garden is made up of native plants and grasses that grow wild. The ground was originally prairie grazing pasture. The garden has been in place for a little over three years. It is approximately four miles east of I 35 and five miles south of Guthrie, near Seward OK. The garden blooms from early spring to fall, it is under going improvements for Pollinators, Monarchs and Humming birds.

Collinsville Pollinator Haven

Undergoing the process of transforming our suburbanite grass-topia into a more pollinator (and other wildlife) friendly space. We have removed most of the exotic plants from our front flower beds and replaced them with native milkweeds, coneflowers, spiderworts, salvias, lance leaf coreopsis, and mountain mint. My wife and I planted an Eastern Redbud tree in the front yard as well. We plan on adding a solitary bee house and a water source. We plan on adding more native plants to improve the space in the future. We hope to meet the qualifications next year to register our garden as a monarch waystation!

Art of the Monarch

I began the Art of the Monarch as an after school residency with Hawthorne schools and created an Art Show from it that went on display for Tulsa Mayfest in 2014.

Since then I have continued this as an offering through AHHA and teach it in the schools. This semester I have 2 after school residencies and teach it in the spring to a lot of second grade classes. I’m currently putting together an art proposal/teaching project for Gathering Place in the spring. I teach the migration cycle, the life cycle, about the habitats they need to survive and what has effected the decline of their population. I often dress up and continue to evolve and change the class every year.