Establishing a Monarch Waystation It doesn’t take a lot of space or expense to establish a Monarch Waystation, and the rewards can be great. Some years ago I became aware of the plight of the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). With its habitat being destroyed at an alarming rate, this beautiful pollinator is in peril in North America. As a butterfly lover, I certainly wanted to help. I became aware of the Monarch Watch website and established my own Monarch Waystation.