The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable species in North America...
and it's in trouble.
Climate change has intensified weather events which may impact monarch populations.
Pesticide use can destroy the milkweed monarchs need to survive.
Habitat loss and fragmentation has occurred throughout the monarch’s range.
You can help.
Plant milkweed and nectar plants that are native to your area.
Garden organically to minimize your impact on monarchs, their food plants and other pollinators.
Become a citizen scientist and monitor monarchs in your area.
Educate others about pollinators, conservation and how they can help.
Support conservation efforts like the Monarch Joint Venture.
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