The Butterfly Highway
Welcome to Stop 3024 on the Butterfly Highway
In collaboration with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, UNCW Dining Sustainability is dedicated to safeguarding pollinators and rehabilitating ecosystems. Through this collaboration, we commit to providing and preserving an insecticide-free environment for pollinators that satisfies wildlife's basic needs, such as native plants, food, water, shelter, and areas to bear young and to nurture offspring.
The rate at which development is destroying habitats and jeopardizing habitat connectivity is so high that there are not many remaining areas for wildlife to flourish. A clear illustration of how habitat loss affects species is shown through the monarch butterfly, whose population has dropped by 90% in the last 20 years.
The butterfly highway now includes more than 30,000 acres of registered "pollinator pitstops" where gardeners and land managers support and protect pollinators in partnership with NCWF.
Come stop by and see the garden at the back of Wagoner Dining Hall.
Explore the Highway
For more information on The Butterfly Highway Project and a map of all pollinator pitstops use the button below.