We have a garden project and greenhouse where we plant and sell bedding plants. We will encourage our customer with the bee and butterfly plants! And we are also planting a butterfly friendly bed!
Seven 10×10 unframed canvas fluid acrylic paintings of monarchs to be released the first day of spring 2019.
A backyard habitat garden where sass and frass are never in short supply.
Volunteers at the Bristow Museum, which is inside a 1923 FRISCO Train Depot, have added a beautiful butterfly garden for visitors (and Monarchs) to enjoy. Listed as a Monarch Watch Waystation in 2017, the volunteers have loved sharing in the beauty of the flowers while knowing they are assisting with the migration and survival of the monarchs. Stop by and visit the museum, enjoy the train depot, and visit the butterfly garden.
The Lazy KT Ranch near Freedom, OK is fondly known to many as the ‘home of JackAss Ridge’ (due to 4 adopted wild burros & 3 mustangs that run free on our ranch). It is always our priority to utilize beneficial land stewardship practices aimed at restoring the prairie, while eradicating the ever invasive Eastern Red Cedar. This means applying fire to the land in a prescribed burn setting with the help of our local prescribed burn association members who belong to the Cimarron Range Preservation Association in Freedom, OK.
Prescribed burn associations reflect a great culture of neighbors helping neighbors to safely conduct prescribed burning on a large scale basis. By using prescribed fire and a grazing plan to restore our prairies, we are geared towards great improvements of the land that in turn promotes habitat enhancement for wildlife, monarch butterflies and prairie chickens, at the same time increasing pounds of growth in our progressive cow-calf Black Angus cattle operation. We apply prescribed fire to the land on a regular basis to benefit our ranch.
Since we started using fire, we have seen a huge increase in the desired wildflowers and milkweeds that the monarch butterflies need and love, plus the return of a nice mosaic diversity of plant species and native grasses. We also cultivate wildflower seeds and desirous flowers in our yard to promote monarch habitats. Check out our facebook pages for both the Lazy KT Ranch and the Cimarron Range Preservation Association.
Madison Elementary in Norman has been adopted by Lowe’s Home Improvement. In the last year, we have built a 2500 square foot garden which includes 4 large raised beds, 14 pollinator beds and a 10’ x 16’ greenhouse. We are in the process of building a 200 square-foot monarch waystation. The fourth and fifth grades have been responsible for figuring the amount of stone and dirt we will need to purchase, what plants and supplies we need, and what is required to become a certified way station. They are completely in charge of our budget and contacting businesses to check pricing.
The Papilion is a seasonal open-air butterfly house located in Honor Heights Park in Muskogee, OK. The only butterfly house in Oklahoma, The Papilion is home to ~300 native butterflies from mid-May through the end of September. Pollinator and display gardens, some of which change annually, surround the house and attract many species of native butterflies and other pollinators. A small admission fee helps offset butterfly and maintenance costs. Open daily beginning the Saturday before Mother’s Day through September 30. Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Limited hours on holidays: 9am-2pm. The Papilion also hosts a tulip garden display in early spring.
Back Yard Wild Flower Garden – cone flowers gallardias, milkweed, and other flowers to attract monarchs
This garden will be in the Monarch migration flyway and provide the special habitat this species needs. Milkweed is the only plant that the Monarch caterpillar eats and because of habitat loss the numbers of Monarch butterflies are in steep decline. Leonardo’s Children’s Museum’s mission is the enrich and inspire children of all ages by creating fun learning opportunities. This garden is to help Pollinators, Monarchs and also educate. It also is an opportunity for families to learn together.
This is a recently added butterfly/pollinator garden at the Payne County Courthouse, on the northeast corner of the lawn located in Stillwater. Chris Reding shared the photo with us at a Monarch Meet Up and also reports that his team has been working with County Commissioners across the state to spread pollinator protector species on roadsides in need of maintenance updates. They grade with pollinator beneficial plants while reforming ditches. Way to go Payne Co crew!