How Fall Cleanup Can Help Next Year’s Monarch Waystation

By: , The Thoughtful Gardener

Welcome to our series of videos exploring how each and every one of us can play an important role in butterfly migration by planting fueling stations that will support them on their incredible journey.

Looking to start or expand on a monarch waystation in the spring? You can get a head start now with your fall cleanup. Simply collect the fallen leaves from your yard and place them in a bin. (You can easily build one out of discarded wooden pallets). Allow the leaves to sit and “cook,” and with a little time you’ll have a nutrient-rich mulch for your native plants, an incredible substance called “black gold.”

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