Edwin Poole / RuthK Monarch Garden

We were so pleased to receive our Monarch Garden sign and certificate from the North American Butterfly Association in June 2020. During this pandemic it has been somewhat surprising, but also very calming, to notce that nature is moving along at its regular pace.

We are choosing plants that should appeal especially to the Monarch butterflies that migrate through here every year, and look forward to their appearance in our community garden here at the Colonnades. It has been a number of years since I published a photo of a Charlottesville Monarch:

Charlottesville, August 12, 2010, Photo by Walt Kastenmayer
Charlottesville, August 12, 2010, Photo by Walt Kastenmayer