Native Plant Society of Texas posted these photos from the monarch waystation at the Bell County Rest Stop on Interstate 35.
Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration (MonarchWatch.org). Monarch waystations feature native milkweed plants to feed the successive generations of butterflies during the spring and summer migration to the north U.S. and Canada and fall nectar-producing plants to feed the adult Monarch butterflies as they migrate to their overwintering grounds in Mexico.
There are two matching rest areas in Bell County, in Salado, just north of Jarrell, Texas. These Monarch waystations have been established in 1,000 sq. ft. of existing landscaping beds near the Visitor’s Center.