Milkweed for monarchs in the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District highlights their partnership with the Deschutes Land Trust to plant vital habitat for butterflies in Central Oregon.
By Old Mill District
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We love creating habitat for native species in the Old Mill District. In fact, before we even built our district, we spent years restoring the river and riverbanks so that our region’s flora and fauna could thrive once again. Now, we’re working with the Deschutes Land Trust to support its program for bringing the monarch butterfly back to Bend. 

This large orange and white beauty is in trouble. Once abundant, the monarch population has declined by 90 percent since the 1990s, with a recent report indicating even more alarming numbers in the western U.S. where it has plummeted by 99 percent...