Scattered around the Detroit Zoo you'll come across a number of Monarch Waystations between and around the animal exhibits. Certified by Monarch Watch, such waystations provide food and shelter for the monarch butterflies through their metamorphosis and during their migration to and from Mexico. On our latest visit to the zoo, the waystations were crammed and bursting with blooms and colour.
With a backdrop of autumnal shades creeping into the trees, the dusty pinks of sedums, sunshine yellow daisies to grasses and milkweed the gardens are as pretty as they are essential to wildlife. Additionally for me, they give me so much inspiration for working on that butterfly garden I would love to have in my back yard.