Monarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Similarly, without nectar from flowers these fall migratory monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico. The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world.
BBEMA is partnering with landowners to create Monarch Waystations that will provide breeding and feeding habitats across Prince Edward Island. Additionally, BBEMA will be assisting in the worldwide monitoring of Monarch Butterfly migration populations through a province wide tag and release program.