North American monarch butterflies are in trouble. Threats, including loss of milkweed habitat needed to lay their eggs and for their caterpillars to eat, are having a devastating impact on their populations and the migration phenomenon. Unless we act now to help the Monarch, this amazing animal could disappear in our lifetime.
You can help!
Every backyard can become an oasis for monarchs and other pollinators—even in cities. Schools, youth and community groups, businesses, and state and local governments can engage in planting native milkweed and protecting monarch habitat along roadsides, rights of way, and other public and private lands. By enlisting a broad group of partners, from school children to CEOs, we will build a connected conservation constituency.
Monarch Joint Venture
Overwintering monarch population trends
Create monarch habitat and plant native milkweed
Tips for planting native milkweed and avoiding exotic plants
Find native plant nurseries and local resources
Become a butterfly hero
More tips for saving monarchs
Monarch Life Cycle and Word Search fact sheet
Saving the Monarch Butterfly Video Series
Save the Monarch - Initiative Announcement
Monarch Emerging from Chrysalis