Stop and Smell the Flowers
Adult monarch butterflies drink nectar from many kinds of flowers. Caterpillars only eat milkweed.
What should I plant?
Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge's public use days are Mondays, Fridays, and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month (closed on federal holidays) during the public use period from mid-April through November.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2015