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Monarchs officially invited to come to Adair County KY

By Linda Waggener

Monarch butterflies have been officially invited to come to Adair County, KY specifically to the Adair County Public Library, to its new rest and food stations in two gardens on the back side of the building. The sign, if the butterflies get close enough to read it, states that it is theirs for the using.

A brief program was presented at the Monarch garden site by Betty Knifley and Donna Jones, leaders of the Adair County Garden Club.


They encouraged everyone interested to plant butterfly-loving plants if they've not already done so. They offered handouts with information on the insect's specific needs. Everything you need to know is available at the library.

The flight of the Monarch butterflies is the greatest distance of any insect migration known on Earth. The information at this link says that "Monarchs sense certain topographical features, avoiding both large bodies of water and tall mountains. Instead, they choose cool valley passes between mountains."

Betty and Don Knifley shared insights at the reception in the library after the ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, June 15, 2016, along with many others who share interests in the environment and beautiful garden spaces and specifically in Monarch butterfly recruitment.

Betty said she wants to go to Mexico and give an in-person invitation so the Monarchs know for sure they are welcome here. Don is worried about the building of a huge wall that a presidential candidate claims he'll do -- will it confuse or halt the annual migration of the Monarchs? His thought made me picture thousands of the beautiful insects in flight and unsuspectingly hitting the wall and falling to their deaths.

Ed and I have been dedicated to butterflies always and encouraged our children and grandchildren in that passion. Grandson Graham held this one on his fingertip on a visit to Adair County a few years back. His father Pen observed when he was a toddler, "See the butterfly Mom? See him butter?"

One of the garden club members will give you information, and seeds, to help you begin today. The Waystation at the Library is the fourth one in Adair County. Wendy Burt, Martha Chamberlain, and Betty Knifley have waystations at their homes.

Garden Club Members this year are: Jeanne Marshburn, Betty Knifley, Kathy Hunt, Glenda Brouckaert, Maury Lewis, Bill Lewis, Bill Coleman, Beth Coleman, Wendy Burt, Wendy Friend, Mary Knight, Mary Sharpe, Ted Caldwell, Jerry Holt, Donna Jones, Vonnie Kolbenschlag, Jane Grant, Mary Hext, Chris Haskell and Diane Rose.

And Joyce Coomer wrote about her butterfly garden recently which makes five in the county now.

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Monarch Waystation ribbon cutting at ACPL



2016-06-15 - Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
A Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the Adair County Public Library's Monarch Butterfly Waystation Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Waystation is the result of many hours of work by the Adair County Garden Club and the library staff. The Waystation is the fourth one in Adair County. Wendy Burt, Martha Chamberlain, and Betty Knifley have waystations at their homes. A fifth Monarch Way Station is planned at the Trabue Russell House. In the photo above, front row, from left, kneeling, Crimson Simpson, Charlotte & Timothy Archey, Isaiah Warren, Sophia Topping and Aleina Milligan, children's librarian. Front row standing, holding the ribbon, from left are Ellen Zornes, Delno Salmon, Donna Jones, Sherry McGyver, Betty Knifley, Chris Haskell, Glenda Brouckaert, Mary Sharp, Wendy Butler Burt, Alicia Bosela, Montra Keen, Mary Kay Sullivan, Abe Cross. In the back row are Mary Knight, Jane Grant, Kathy Hunt and Jerry Holt.

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Monarch butterfly waystation opens at Adair Co. Public Library



2016-06-16 - Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Chris Haskell, left, and Betty Knifley, represented the Adair County Garden Club unveiling the sign declaring the official Monarch butterfly waystation at the Adair County Public Library open. The two along with Jeanne Marshburn took the lead on development of the waystation. The sign reads, "This site provides milkweeds, nectar sources, and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America. Certified and registered by Monarch Watch as an official Monarch Waystation. Create, conserve, & protect Monarch Habitats, monarchwatch.org."

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Garden Club presents Monarch Waystation to public



2016-06-17 - Adair County Public Library, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
A brief program was presented to open the Monarch butterfly garden site by Betty Knifley and Donna Jones, leaders of the Adair County Garden Club. They encourage everyone interested to plant butterfly-loving plants. Everything you need to know is available at the library.

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Refreshments served after the program



2016-06-17 - Adair County Public Library, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Cool refreshments were served after the outdoor program opening the Monarch butterfly station at the library. Library director Lee Ann Jessie poured while garden club member Wendy Butler Burt helped welcome people in from the heat which was in the mid nineties.

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Adair Garden Club gets praise for their contribution



2016-06-17 - Adair County Public Library, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
A certificate of appreciation was presented to the Adair County Garden Club for "the creation and maintenance of Monarch Waystation number 12026." And it includes these words, "Monarch Waystations provide milkweeds, nectar plants and shelter for Monarchs throughout their annual cycle of reproduction and migration. Creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation contributes to Monarch conservation and helps to assure the continuation of the Monarch migration in North America." The certificate was signed by Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch and it will hang in the library with other honors given to the Garden Club. Dues to join the club are $25 per year which goes for classes, plants and community support.

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Plant Milkweed and they will come



2016-06-21 - Green County, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com .
Monarch Butterflies are finding more friendly places to stop in this region with assets like the Adair Garden Club's new Waystation, created specifically to welcome them. Among the top plants recommended is the Milkweed with its bright orange blossoms. It grows naturally in Kentucky and thrives on roadsides when not sprayed nor mowed down. - EW

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Queen Anne's Lace



2016-06-21 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com photo.
While Queen Anne's Lace is not officially listed as a flower that draws Monarch Butterflies, it is one of my favorites. Also known as "Wild Carrot", the lacy blossom has a purple dot in the center which gives it some mystery. It was among the blossoms from which I collected many Chigger bites in my youth. - LW

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