An Explosion of Interest in Monarch Butterflies – Dan Fulton Urban Greenscapes

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THUNDER BAY – A small army of dedicated volunteers are working this weekend to plant 1000 milkweed plants. NetNewsLedger caught up with Dan Fulton and Urban Greenscapes at the Adelaide Monarch Butterfly Garden on the Northside of Boulevard Lake this morning.

Dan tells us that there has been an explosion of interest in Monarch Butterflies in Thunder Bay. Adelaide Park was established last year and is taking shape. The City of Thunder Bay dedicated the 1200 square foot property that has been zoned for Environmental purposes to the project.

There has been a lot of growth in the Monarch Butterfly population in our city this summer. People are reporting seeing these amazing butterflies all over the city.

Right now the latest group of Monarch Butterflies are getting ready to migrate south to Mexico. It is a long journey and Dan tells us these Thunder Bay Monarchs will live for up to seven months.