Butterfly Habitats

There are currently three monarch butterfly habitats at Stone Mountain.

The first one is located on the west side of Hugh Howell Road across from the Employee Training Center. The other two are located within the Education Annex area, one to the south and one to the north. All are shown on maps in the app.

The habitats are protected areas and should only be viewed from the outside.

Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed so that the caterpillars can eat the leaves once they emerge. Adult butterflies feed on wildflower nectar.

Suitable locations have been lost in Stone Mountain due to construction and other factors. These habitats serve to replace the losses and help sustain the monarch butterfly in Georgia.