By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
SOUTHGATE – As children return to school, the annual monarch migration serves as another sign of summer’s end, as seen by the butterflies visiting the Felty Farm, a local monarch way station.
The suburban backyard, at 16227 Windermere Circle, is a registered Monarch Waystation, free from harmful chemicals, and overflowing with beneficial blooms front and back, including many types of milkweed, upon which the caterpillars feed.
Verne and Randy Felty will host a fall Open Garden Event from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 to benefit three local animal rescue groups: the Wyandotte Animal Shelter; the NBS Animal Rescue, a foster-home based group in Troy; and the Tri-County Collie Rescue in Oak Park. The free event will collect items needed by each of the rescue groups, and will feature vendors, artists, raffles and a silent auction.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected])