KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Volunteers in southwestern Michigan are working to turn the former site of a strip club into a butterfly sanctuary.
They planted milkweed, shrubs, perennials and other plants Thursday in hopes of attracting Monarch butterflies and other insects.
It's located between a Kalamazoo parking lot that used to be site of a strip club and adjacent to a former adult bookstore.
The strip club relocated in 2005 and the building that housed it was demolished with hopes for redevelopment.
Dave Wendling, president of Wild Ones Kalamazoo Area Chapter, says organizers expect that butterflies will be attracted to the site by the plants. It will be registered as a Monarch waystation, a place that provides milkweeds, nectar and shelter for migrating butterflies.
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