Monarch Butterflies at Vistas at Greenwood Hills

August 7, 2013

The Green Vistas roads are lined with Queen Anne's Lace plants

The Green Vistas roads are lined with Queen Anne’s Lace plants

This is the first time in 11 years that I have not raised monarch butterflies! The scientists report that this is due to a combination of problems. The droughts in Texas, pesticides & loss of their habitats (milkweed plants) due to building & mowing habits . It is so sad because this is such a beautiful process. If anyone sees a monarch butterfly, let me know. They migrate from central Mexico as far north as Ontario. Canada has not seen 1 butterfly this year :(. Even Greenwood Hills golf course has not seen any. On a lighter note, the Green Vistas roads are lined with beautiful Queen Anne’s Lace plants .. I have a bouquet in my house. When they start to dry, they curl upward & form into a birds nest shape sometimes used in dried flower arrangements. 🙂

Jim Wanserski - Owner & Developer
1600 Green Vistas Drive, Wausau, WI 54403
Ph 715.432.5258