Cedar Park is part of the Monarch butterfly's migration pattern, as they make their way from Mexico to Canada each year. However, the butterfly population has significantly decreased worldwide over the past two decades due in part to a loss of milkweed - the only host plant of the Monarch's caterpillars.
The City of Cedar Park is proud to participate in the National Wildlife Federation's Monarch Recovery Initiative. As such, the City limits the use of pesticide, limits mowing where possible in order to avoid destroying milkweed and other nectar plants, and plants milkweed. You can adopt these practices at home as well, to help preserve and propagate the Monarch butterfly population.
Monarch Butterflies: What you can do to help
There are several varieties of milkweed that are drought tolerant and thrive in the Central Texas heat.
Click here for a milkweed information sheet.
Learn more at www.monarchjointventure.org.