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PAILA Monarch Waystation

Remember Me Butterfly Haven

Dedicated to all the babies born sleeping,

those we’ve carried but never met,

those we’ve held but could not take home,

and those that came home but could not stay.

Monarch Butterflies

You may have heard that the monarch butterfly population has dropped by 90% over the last 20 years due to the development and widespread use of herbicides in croplands, pastures, and roadsides. Another contributing factor is the development of subdivisions, factories, shopping centers, etc. This development is consuming habitats for monarchs and other wildlife at a rate of 6,000 acres per day.

To help save monarch butterflies, we will be creating our own Monarch Waystation in the spring/summer of 2019. By creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation, we will be contributing to the monarch conservation effort, an effort that will help assure preservation of the species and the continuation of the spectacular migration phenomenon.


For more information on Monarch Waystations, you can visit www.monarchwatch.org/waystations


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Creating

In November 2018, we applied for a grant from the local Monarch Alliance for a monetary donation to help create our Monarch Waystation. A month later, we found out they would be donating 192 plants to help us create our waystation! We received the plants in May 2019.


Our waystation was created in May/June 2019 by volunteers who helped clear the space, plant, and mulch. We are very grateful to those who were able to share their time and talent to help create our beautiful waystation.

Thank you:

Rob Embly and family/friends

Julie and Charlie Clopper

The Matthews Family

Amanda and Family

Girl Scout Troop 40750

Nurses from Capital Women's Care

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Please join us for the ceremony and a butterfly release. See our Events and Fundraiser page for more details.

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Visiting

Address: 1307 Monarch Way

                Hagerstown, MD 21742

The map pictured below will help you find the location of our Waystation. The red arrow indicates a private alley off May Street between The Terrace and Woodland Way in Hagerstown. The alley was named Monarch Way in July 2019.


We hope to have butterfly benches for visitors in the near future. Please visit our Events and Fundraisers page for more information about fundraisers to help us purchase our benches. 


Please park on May Street when visiting.

Open to the public: Dawn to dusk

“Without change, there wold be no butterflies.”

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Angel Baby Stepping Stones

We will be ordering Angel Baby Stepping Stones to place in our Monarch Waystation. 


If you would like to add your baby’s name to one of the stepping stones, you can go to Venmo to pay $2.50. Search for “Brianne Bearese PAILA of WCMD” Add your baby’s name in the subject the way you would like it. Up to 14 characters. Please also include your email address so I can confirm your order. You will also have the option to pay cash at any of our events. We will order the first stepping stone as soon as we have 21 names.




For more information, 

please email Brianne Tesla Bearese at:

[email protected]