- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Garden Club of Kentucky plans to dedicate two more waystations for Monarch butterflies, bringing the total number in the state to 14.

A statement from the Kentucky State Parks says the waystations are located at the William Whitley House State Historic Site in Stanford and at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill.

Members of the Garden Club have worked with the parks department to install stations that will support Monarch butterflies during their migration to and from Mexico. The stations include nectar producing flowers, a shelter and milkweed, which is the only plant that Monarch caterpillars will eat.

Officials say the stations will serve millions of monarch butterflies, which have had declining numbers in recent years.

The dedications will take place Sept. 22 at the William Whitley House and Sept. 27 at Carter Caves.

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