Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas
In 2007 the City of Brady received a grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to establish a native plant area designed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
In 2015, Central Texas Master Gardeners Association (CTMGA) agreed to partner with the City to plant and maintain the 1100 square foot garden area at E. O. Martin Memorial Park. They obtained a grant through the Native Plant Society of Texas – Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas initiative. The goal of this program is to restore Monarch habitats in this Texas migratory flyway. CTMGA purchased and installed many native and adapted plants. The area was designated as a Monarch Waystation in 2015.
In 2016, CTMGA obtained a second grant from the Native Plant Society of Texas which has allowed the inclusion of many additional varieties of plants in the garden. These native plants also attract hummingbirds and other valuable pollinators to the area.
A brochure was created with information on the plants and is available for download here.
Visit the garden and see how many of these plants you can find. Download and play Bingo!
Check out this fun video on YouTube.