Video: Monarch Waystation

Over the past few decades, climate change, habitat destruction, and the use of harmful pesticides have greatly reduced monarch butterfly populations. As part of Interlochen’s ongoing institutional sustainability efforts, a Monarch Waystation was included in the design of the R. B. Annis Botanical Lab and Community Garden.

Waystations allow citizen-scientists and conservationists an opportunity to provide much-needed food and shelter for monarchs. At Interlochen’s R. B. Annis Botanical Lab and Community Garden, the Waystation also acts as a classroom for ecology and agricultural science courses.

Recently, St. John, Michigan resident Linda Fountain released over a dozen newly hatched monarch butterflies at the campus Monarch Waystation.

Visit to learn more about building your own Monarch Waystation.

Music: "Danse Bohème" Carmen Suite No.2 (Georges Bizet)