Butterfly gardens at Heritage and Centennial Parks include many native plants such as: Marsh Blazingstar, Butterfly and Swamp Miklweed, Tickseed, Coreopsis, Blackeyed Susans, Purple and Yellow Coneflower, Mountain Mint and grasses of Side Oats Grama and Little Bluestem and many more. Monarch butterfly restoration areas have been identified with signs along the paths.
In 2017 staff, with the help of volunteers, made a concerted effort to remove the invasive Teasel plant at Lake Arlington. Several volunteer days were planned for early morning gatherings that resulted in a more healthy environment for native plants to grow. More opportunities for you to get involved are scheduled for 2018 and include prescribed burns, invasive plant removals and more!