Monarch Waystation Planted at South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center

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Local Boy Scout, Travis Camacho, of Boy Scout Troop #59 has planted a 60 square yard certified “Monarch Waystation” on South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center grounds. The “Troop #59 Monarch Waystation” is Travis’ Eagle Scout Service Project, a requirement to become an Eagle Scout.

The waystation will serve as important habitat for Monarch butterflies in migration and also as an example to the community. It is a certified waystation by Monarchwatch.org, a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of the Monarch butterfly and its migration to wintering sites in central Mexico. 

The “Troop #59 Monarch Waystation” should be lush and blooming by the time Monarchs begin to migrate through our area in the Fall. We can’t wait to see monarchs and other pollinators enjoying this new habitat. The project also helps the city of SPI complete another action item from the “Mayor’s Monarch Pledge” list. The SPI Birding & Nature Center will like to thank Travis and Boy Scout troop #59 for their service and dedication on this project. 

For more information, contact Javier Gonzalez 956-761-6801 or email naturalist@spibirding.com 

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