With the near extinction of the monarch butterfly, the City of Osage steps up. The Osage Beach City park has been working on an oasis for monarch butterflies, with the planting of a new garden in the park specifically designed to expand a monarch butterfly habitat in the area. Protecting the breeding and feeding ground for the remaining butterfly population is a vital step in helping them recover from near-extinction. If you are looking for ways to help out, you can plant milk weed plants and other pollinating plants around your garden. Talk to a local professional about other plants that will attract and protect the butterflies.