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Monarch city

Monarch butterflies, honeybees and other beautiful pollinators have more places to land and feed, at Frogtown Green's prairie gardens. Pollinator-friendly plantings are maintained by volunteers at Monarch City, on the west end and the north side of the West Minnehaha Recreation Center, 685 Minnehaha Avenue.

 

On a summer day, the gardens are alive with bees, butterflies and birds! New gardens are growing on the  east side of the park in 2021.

In late 2021, Monarch City will be complete, encircling the Rec Center with thousands of feet of prairie plants and pollinator habitat. Take a quick look at some "early bloomers" in this online slide show. or view the Monarch City Plant Collection