Argos USA Corporation
Calera, Alabama, United States
Certified through 2022
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
About the Program
Argos USA Corporation Roberta Plant is a ready mix cement plant located in Roberta Alabama. The Wildlife Team has developed a 450 square foot garden 450 to create a native pollinator garden that has a variety of plant species that is also designed to attract and provide habitat for monarch butterflies.
Practices and Impacts
- The project team began the pollinator garden in March 2013. The garden has attracted multiple different pollinators despite the garden plants being stressed due to extended droughts. In addition, the garden was destroyed in early December 2020 due to unavoidable utility work in the right of way. The project team intends to replant the garden in the Spring.
- The project team has included milkweed plants in their native garden. The garden is monitored a minimum once a month. Multiple different species of pollinators have been observed including bumble bees, sphynx moth, hummingbird and in 2019 a monarch butterfly was observed.
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