Create a Butterfly Garden

Habitat loss is one of the main contributors to the decline of monarchs and our other pollinators. Monarchs cannot survive without an abundant supply of milkweed. Do your part to help the monarchs by planting native milkweeds and native nectar plants anywhere that you can! Planting milkweed is a great way to help other pollinators too, as they provide valuable nectar resources to a diverse suite of bees and butterflies. Selecting native host and nectar plants that grow naturally in your region will feed butterflies while also encouraging them to stick around for a while, laying eggs, and creating a new generation of butterflies.


Participate in community science

Your involvement is key to our understanding of the health and abundance of monarchs across the U.S. Contribute data about monarchs in your area by participating in a community science program. Another term often used for community science is citizen science.



Be the change you want to see in the world and make your voice heard. Contact your federal, state, and local elected leaders and advocate for monarch conservation.


Contact Elected Officials


Education and Sharing Resources

Familiarize yourself with monarch biology and conservation by exploring available online resources, consulting with regional monarch experts, or getting involved in a monarch monitoring program. Share your knowledge and enthusiasm for monarch conservation with those around you so that they too can enjoy these incredible insects.



Reach out to the conservation organizations and see what volunteer opportunities they have available. These organizations rely on volunteers to promote their conservation efforts by participating in community science, organizational tasks, and community engagement.



Support the efforts of monarch conservation groups by donating. There are several ways you can provide a donation for these organizations:

  • One-Time Donation
  • Monthly Donation
  • Memorial Donations
  • Participate in Giving Tuesday