Hillside Prairie

- est. 2020 -

Rossford, OH

This prairie is filled with native wildflowers grasses. It will take about three years for it to be fully established but it is already attracting pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds.

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Hoary vervain

False sunflower

Lanceleaf coreopsis

Common Milkweed

Broad, wide laves

Swamp milkweed

Thinner leaves with brighter flowers

Butterfly weed

Shorter than Swamp milkweed

Cardinal flower


Partridge Pea


Monarch butterfly

Monarch Caterpillar

Praying mantis


Monarch Butterfly Identification

Monarchs can consume from any flower but only lay eggs on Milkweed. When the caterpillars hatch, they only eat Milkweed until they form a chrysalis. The toxins in the Milkweed sap makes that caterpillars and butterflies bitter and undesirable to predators.


Thinner veins and two black spots on lower wings


Thicker veins and no black spots