Monarch City USA, a nationwide organization, recently named Orange City as a Monarch City. This means Orange City is committed to preserve and grow the dwindling monarch butterfly population.
The monarch population has plummeted with nearly a billion vanishing since 1990. Monarchs are critical to nature because they pollinate plants, helping grow many foods humans and animals rely upon.
Orange City’s butterfly garden was revealed on August 28 at Dickinson Park, 120 East Graves Ave. The garden was designed by Master Gardener Teresa Watkins of She-Consulting and utilizes Florida-friendly landscaping that is designed to be low maintenance over time. Some plants that can be found in the garden are Butterfly weed, Firebush, Plumbago, Bush Daisy, Lantana, and Sunhosta.
Visit the butterfly garden anytime. Dickinson Park hours are sunrise to sunset.
For more information about butterfly gardens and Florida-friendly landscaping, please visit www.she-consulting.com. For more information about the Monarch City USA program, please visit www.monarchcityusa.com.