Monarch Habitat

The Monarch Butterfly Habitat, located north of Treasure Island Park and adjacent to the Great Miami River, was developed on a five-acre land donated to the City of Troy in 2011 by Illinois Tool Works.

The Habitat was created in 2019 through a partnership between the Troy Board of Park Commissioners, the Troy Rotary Club, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Alpha Garden Club and is composed of flowering shrubs, milkweed, and other plant life to attract pollinators.

Along the half-mile walking trail are three benches and landscape stones donated by the Rotary Club, as well as informational signs and kiosks. This habitat provides a vital food source for pollinators, including monarch butterflies, which have been in severe decline due to loss of habitat, increased pesticide use, and other factors.

Monarch Habitat