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Monarch on wild oregano photographed by Gillian Mastromatteo

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    Monarch waystations in the Ottawa area

    This information was retrieved from MonarchWatch's database.

    Monarch Waystation 5451

    Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6 Canada

    Registrant: Fletcher Wildlife Garden
    Certified: 3/27/2012
    Updated: 3/28/2012
    Type: Urban
    Location: Nature Center
    Size: Colossal (more than 5000 sq ft)

    Planting details

    Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants):
    Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

    Additional Annual/Biennial Plants:
    Thistle (Centaurea and Cirsium sp.) , Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Other Annuals or Biennials

    Additional Perennial Plants:
    Bee Balm (Monarda spp.) , Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) , Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.) , Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) , Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.) , Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.) , Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) , Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum) , Mallow (Malva spp.) , New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Phlox (Phlox spp.) , Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) , Sedum (Sedum spectabile) , Violet (Viola spp.) , Other Perennials

    Plant Density (Shelter):
    2-5 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable Management:
    Add other features (e.g., fruit feeders, bee nesting boxes, other host plants, etc.)
    Eliminate the use of insecticides
    Manage the density of the plot by thinning (removing plants to minimize crowding)
    Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand
    Remove invasive species from the site
    Use natural compost for fertilization
    Water the plot as needed to maintain growth

    Monarch Waystation 531

    "Large ~10 acre field with hundreds of thousands of milkweed plants"
    Ottawa ON K1T2S1 Canada

    Registrant: Saveourgreenspace
    Certified: 4/11/2006
    Updated: 4/11/2006
    Type: Suburban
    Location: Open greenspace along airport Parkway
    Size: Colossal (more than 5,000 sq ft)

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:

    Additional perennial plants:
    Goldenrod (Solidago spp.),

    Plant density (shelter):
    20+ milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:

    Monarch Waystation 708

    "Smidly's Sanctuary"
    Ottawa ON K2G 1A7 Canada

    Registrant: Arend Smid (Smidly's Sanctuary)
    Certified: 7/13/2006
    Updated: 7/13/2006
    Type: Urban
    Location:
    Size: Medium (200-499 sq ft)

    Comments: My plot started rather accidently when milkweed started growing so I have been maintaining it for several years now as an attraction for monarchs (works!). I grew up on a farm so am quite used to wild plants of this type and encourage them.

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:
    Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

    Additional perennial plants:
    Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), other perennials

    Plant density (shelter):
    2-5 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Manage the density of the plot by thinning. Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Remove invasive species from the site.

    Monarch Waystation 725

    "My Backyard"
    Ottawa ON K1B 4B8 Canada

    Registrant: Marc Girolami
    Certified: 7/17/2006
    Updated: 7/17/2006
    Type: Urban
    Location:
    Size: Medium (200-499 sq ft)

    Comments: My backyard is about 50' by 60'. There is a 16 by 32 in-ground cement pool backed by a 20 by 20 sloping partially rocked decline. This area has had various wildflowers and roughly 20 to 30 milkweed plants that I have left/encouraged for years specifically for monarchs. There is also a 30 by 50 lawn and the whole yard is totally bordered by 20 foot cedar hedges. It is very private with a few well established trees, lilacs and flowering almonds, serviceberries, crabapples and a few raspberry canes. The yard behind me is mostly large 50 to 100 year old trees. No chemicals, pesticides or insecticides have been used in this yard for 18 years. I have a large population of birds and red, black and grey squirrels as well as a few chipmunks and occasional visiting rabbits. There has been a birdfeeder in the opposite (house) end of the yard from the milkweed patch for the past 15 years that all of the wildlife use. I go thru about 50 lbs of sunflower seed every month all year round. I have lived alone for the past 5 years and work from home (usually in the kitchen overlooking the yard) and spend lots of time back there spring, summer, and fall. I keep binoculars by the window at all times. There has been a lot more monarchs in my yard this year than I have seen for a couple of years which is encouraging. The last few weeks I see them every day back around the milkweed plants.

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:
    Pentas (Pentas spp.), Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.),

    Additional perennial plants:
    Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), other perennials

    Plant density (shelter):
    6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Manage the density of the plot by thinning. Use natural compost for fertilization. Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Remove invasive species from the site. Add other features.

    Monarch Waystation 744

    "Riverglen Farm"
    Ottawa, ON K2K 2Z4 Canada

    Registrant: Achillea Endeavours (Riverglen Farm)
    Certified: 7/23/2006
    Updated: 7/23/2006
    Type: Rural
    Location:
    Size: Colossal (more than 5,000 sq ft)

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    Comments: We are a 112-acre farm in the Greenbelt around Ottawa. We are Certified Organic, in transition to Biodynamic. I don't do much to promote the butterfly plants, and I don't do anything to stop them from benefitting from what is available in the fields, the flower beds and the wetlands. I think this is a great idea, and I wish you the best.

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:
    Zinnia (Zinnia spp.),

    Additional perennial plants:
    Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), other perennials

    Plant density (shelter):
    20+ milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Use natural compost for fertilization. Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by mowing. Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand. Eliminate the use of insecticides.

    Monarch Waystation 831

    "Our Backyard"
    Ottawa ON   K0A 2Z0 Canada

    Registrant: Shelley MacWhirter and Peter Rooney
    Certified: 8/15/2006
    Updated: 8/15/2006
    Type: Suburban
    Location:
    Size: Colossal (more than 5,000 sq ft)

    Comments: On late summer afternoons, we sit on our deck and admire the dozens of butterflies of numerous species that are on or around our purple, Royal Red, White Bouquet, Black Knight,and Ninjo Blue buddleia. We encourage everyone we know to grow buddleia, which is borderline hardy in our area, because it is so beautiful and attractive to insect species. While our focus is on monarchs, we grow herbs such as dill and parsley, as well as lots of additional greenery, and we have apple, crabapple, pear, apricot, and plum trees also, to act as host plants and shelter for other butterflies and moths. Our garden was featured in the Style section of the Ottawa Citizen on July 23rd, 2005.

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:
    Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia), Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.), other annuals or biennials

    Additional perennial plants:
    Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), other perennials

    Plant density (shelter):
    6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water. Manage the density of the plot by thinning. Use natural compost for fertilization. Amend the soil to achieve a chemical balance before planting. Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Remove invasive species from the site. Add other features.

    Monarch Waystation 1636

    "My backyard"
    Ottawa, ON K1V 7J1 Canada

    Registrant: Clara Ballantine
    Certified: 8/18/2007
    Updated: 8/18/2007
    Type: Urban
    Location:
    Size: Medium (200-499 sq ft)

    Comments: Still in development stage with plan to add at least 2 butterfly weed plants and more common milkweed.

    Planting details

    Milkweeds: Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:

    Additional perennial plants:
    Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Other Perennials

    Plant density (shelter):
    2-5 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Manage the density of the plot by thinning. Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Remove invasive species from the site. Add other features.

    Monarch Waystation 3790

    "Pollinators Pub"
    Ottawa ON   K2B 7L6 Canada

    Registrant: Anna Sipos
    Certified: 5/19/2010
    Updated: 5/19/2010
    Type: Suburban
    Location: Home
    Size: Medium (200-499 sq ft)

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Other Milkweed(s)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:
    Cleome (Cleome spp.), Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.), Sunflowers

    Additional perennial plants:
    Bee Balm (Monarda spp.), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Hollyhock (Alcea spp.), Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Phlox (Phlox spp.), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Sedum (Sedum spectabile), Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Giant Hysop (Agastache), Salvia nemorosa, and Verbena hastata

    Plant density (shelter):
    2-5 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Add other features. Amend the soil. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Manage the density of the plot by thinning. Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water. Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand. Remove invasive species from the site. Use natural compost for fertilization. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth.

    Monarch Waystation 3905

    "Monarch's Rest"
    Ottawa ON   K2H 7M5

    Registrant: Kerri Bentsen
    Certified: 6/22/2010
    Updated: 6/22/2010
    Type: Urban
    Location: Home
    Size: Medium (200-499 sq ft)

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:
    Sweet William (Dianthus spp.), Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.)

    Additional perennial plants:
    Bee Balm (Monarda spp.), Mallow (Malva spp.), Phlox (Phlox spp.), Sedum (Sedum spectabile), Violet (Viola spp.)

    Plant density (shelter):
    2-5 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Add other features. Amend the soil. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Manage the density of the plot by thinning. Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water. Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand. Remove invasive species from the site. Use natural compost for fertilization. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth.

    Monarch Waystation 4045

    "Adored Monarchs"
    Ottawa ON   K2G 2Y6

    Registrant: April, Raymond, Paul, Nicole, Matthew, Carina and Sam Dore
    Certified: 8/4/2010
    Updated: 8/4/2010
    Type: Suburban
    Location: Home
    Size: X-Large (1,000-4,999 sq ft)

    Planting details

    Milkweeds:
    Balloonplant (Asclepias physocarpa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

    Additional annual/biennial plants:
    Blanket Flower (Gaillardia spp.), Cosmos (Cosmos spp.), Lantana (Lantana spp.), Thistle (Centaurea and Cirsium sp.), Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.)

    Additional perennial plants:
    Bee Balm (Monarda spp.), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Catmint, Catnip (Nepeta spp.), Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Hollyhock (Alcea spp.), Ironweed (Vernonia spp.), Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Mallow (Malva spp.), New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Phlox (Phlox spp.), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Sedum (Sedum spectabile), Violet (Viola spp.), other perennials

    Plant density (shelter):
    2-5 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management:
    Add other features. Amend the soil. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Manage the density of the plot by thinning. Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water. Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand. Remove invasive species from the site. Use natural compost for fertilization. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth.

    Monarch Waystation 5586

    "Queen of Diamonds"
    Carleton Place ON   K7C 2L8

    Registrant: Lise Heroux
    Certified: 5/9/2012
    Updated: 5/11/2012
    Type: Urban
    Location: Home
    Size: Large (500-999 sq ft)

    Planting details

    Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants)
    Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

    Additional Annual/Biennial Plants
    Blanket Flower (Gaillardia spp.), Cosmos (Cosmos spp.), French Marigold (Tagetes patula), Salvia (Salvia spp.), Thistle (Centaurea and Cirsium sp.) , Other Annuals or Biennials

    Additional Perennial Plants
    Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.), Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum) , Mallow (Malva spp.), Phlox (Phlox spp.), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Sedum (Sedum spectabile), Violet (Viola spp.), Other Perennials

    Plant Density (Shelter)
    6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable management
    Add other features (e.g., fruit feeders, bee nesting boxes, other host plants). Amend the soil (add nutrients or other materials) to achieve proper conditions before planting. Eliminate the use of insecticides. Manage the density of the plot by thinning (removing plants to minimize crowding). Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water. Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand. Remove invasive species from the site. Use natural compost for fertilization. Water the plot as needed to maintain growth.

    Monarch Waystation 4439

    "Maitland Monarch's B&B"
    Maitland ON   K0E 1P0

    Registrant: Colleen O'Connell Dave Cybulski
    Certified: 1/3/2011
    Updated: 1/3/2011
    Type: Rural
    Location: Home
    Size: X-Large (1,000-4,999 sq ft)

    Planting details

    Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants)
    Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Other Milkweed(s)

    Additional Annual/Biennial Plants
    Blanket Flower (Gaillardia spp.), Cosmos (Cosmos spp.), French Marigold (Tagetes patula), Lantana (Lantana spp.), Sweet William (Dianthus spp.), Thistle (Centaurea and Cirsium sp.), Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.), Other Annuals or Biennials

    Additional Perennial Plants
    Bee Balm (Monarda spp.), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Hollyhock (Alcea spp.), Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Mallow (Malva spp.), Phlox (Phlox spp.), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Sedum (Sedum spectabile), Violet (Viola spp.), Other Perennials

    Plant Density (Shelter)
    6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

    Sustainable Management
    Add other features; Amend the soil; Eliminate the use of insecticides; Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water; Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand; Remove invasive species from the site; Use natural compost for fertilization; Water the plot as needed to maintain growth.


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