Save the Monarch
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The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable species in North America...
and it's in trouble.
has intensified weather events which may impact monarch populations.
can destroy the milkweed monarchs need to survive.
and fragmentation has occurred throughout the monarch’s range.
You can help.
and nectar plants that are native to your area.
to minimize your impact on monarchs, their food plants and other pollinators.
Become a citizen scientist
and monitor monarchs in your area.
about pollinators, conservation and how they can help.
Support conservation efforts
like the Monarch Joint Venture.
National USFWS Save the Monarch Butterfly site
Overwintering monarch population trends
Monarch Joint Venture
Follow the migration
Spread the word
Monarch butterfly sipping nectar from a milkweed flower.
Monarch butterfly in the grass.
Monarch caterpillar on a milkweed leaf.
Monarch butterfly on a native prairie.
A family plants a native garden.
Close up of common milkweed flowers.
A variety of native plants in bloom.
Tagging a monarch butterfly.
A young boy holds a monarch butterfly.
A monarch butterfly sipping nectar from New England aster.
A monarch butterfly that recently emerged from its chrysalis.
All photos taken by USFWS photographers.
Last Updated: April 24, 2018