WildCare is Oklahoma’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center taking in over 7,000 animals each year. We welcome hundreds of visitors each year as they drop of wild animals in need of help and our entry garden has been created as a pollinator and wildlife garden to demonstrate the importance and beauty of creating and maintaining wildlife habitat in home, business, and school landscapes.
Salem’s Butterfly Garden is 650 sq foot, intentionally managed garden that provides food and habitat for monarch butterflies. It is located at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and includes native milkweeds, native nectar producing perennials and native stone benches. Signs have been placed that identify the over 20 varieties of plants that meet the needs of the monarchs and other pollinators. It is a pocket garden that provides a welcoming space for butterflies and pedestrians and a visual statement of our commitment to care for creation.
The Crow Creek Meadow is the return of an urban developed site to a natural prairie. It changes a repetitive flood buyout block of properties from a closely mowed Bermuda grass area into a meadow that supports Storm water filtration and infiltration and native wildlife. Wildlife consists of birds, small mammals, insects, and pollinators. The site is a registered Monarch Waystation and includes its official signage.
This is a Community Garden in Duncan, OK. There are hoop houses, green houses, and raised garden beds. Flowers, vegetables, and herbs are grown here together. Lots of butterflies.
Think Ability, Inc. Community Garden cultivates community while providing services to people with developmental disabilities. Teaching Farm to Table.
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.
The Myriad Botanical Garden hosts a variety of native and pollinator friendly plants all across the outdoor grounds. There are specific pollinator garden areas in the Prairie Garden as well as the Children’s Garden. The majority of plants are labeled.
A 501c3 charity for children and adults to learn about nature and spend time outdoors rather than screen time and social media.
Parish Community Garden shared by St. Eugene Church and School
A variety of pollinator plants including coneflower and coreopsis provide much needed nectar for monarchs as they make their way through downtown Oklahoma City. Two garden beds are located out front of The Nature Conservancy’s office where staff maintain the gardens including weeding and reseeding. Additionally, the gardens serve as an educational touch point for a variety of people who walk by on a daily basis to the Federal Building located across the street.
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.