Golf courses are helping the environment — one monarch butterfly habitat at a time

Behind the scenes at pretty much any golf course is a person who takes pride in keeping up the greens.

“You’ll find that most golf course superintendents are naturalists,” said Joseph Hubbard, golf course superintendent Boca Delray Golf and Country Club in Florida.

Hubbard planted a butterfly garden between holes 5 and 6. Shortly after, the insects appeared.

“Next thing you know, you’ve got tons of butterflies flying around, there will be a no-fly zone for drones or anything like that,” he said.

The garden is part of the Monarchs in the Rough program, a partnership between Audubon International and the Environmental Defense Fund .