Halifax is a Monarch Butterfly Watch County
Halifax County, North Carolina has 15 certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation Habitats. They are located in Halifax, Littleton, Roanoke Rapids, Scotland Neck, Tillery and Weldon.
Monarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Similarly, without nectar from flowers these fall migratory monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico. The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world.
For more information on Monarch Waystations and to learn how to create, conserve and protect monarch habitats visit www.monarchwatch.org.