Monday, February 3, 2014


Note: Please sign the "Stop Roadside Mowing of Monarch Food Plants" petition in upper right margin. Thank you!

Swamp Milkweed planted in my yard
These sites are all about saving the Monarch Butterfly and other insect species from the ravages of mankind. They offer hope and encouragement in helping Monarchs and other species of butterflies and pollinators from disappearing. Please... get involved!

Monarch Joint Venture (MJV): A partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States. The MJV is committed to a science-based approach to monarch conservation work, guided by the North American Monarch Conservation Plan (2008).

Obsession With Butterflies: Spreading an awareness of butterflies, helping to preserve their natural habitats, butterfly gardening & life cycle info and lots of unique butterfly gifts! Based in Southern California. 
Pollinator Partnership: A non-profit group called Pollinator Partnership. They protect pollinators through conservation, education, and research. Based in San Francisco, CA 
Monarch Watch is a nonprofit educational outreach program that focuses on the monarch butterfly, its habitat, and its spectacular fall migration. Based in Lawrence, KS

Moving For Monarchs is a dance, film and photography project dedicated to Monarch Butterfly conservation. Based out of Manhattan, New York. 

North American Butterfly Association: Dedicated to education and conservation of butterflies throughout North America. Excellent resource on creating butterfly gardens with nectar and host plants.  

Save the Monarchs! This site celebrates the magnificent Monarch Butterfly and raises awareness to save the critically-endangered North American migrations. Wonderful photos and personal notes that I enjoy reading.

British Butterflies is a site created by Steven Cheshire out of Warwickshire, England. Steven provides an online resource for anyone interested in butterflies, nature and the natural environment.  

Butterfly Encounters sells milkweed and nectar plant seeds enjoyed by Monarchs. Milkweed is the host plant for the Monarch Butterfly. It offers a wide variety of milkweed plant species for sale, native to all parts of the U.S. The woman who created this site is temporarily closing it down to spend more time with her family. You may urge her to continue afterwards, since it is an amazing site for Monarch host and nectar plants.  

Monarch Glide Path was created by Sue Hegedus, a lady who desires to help save all our pollinators, including the disappearing Monarch Butterfly. She urges you to help by planning a pollinating garden + milkweed plants today!

Monarch Butterfly Fund (MBF) seeks out and establishes international partnerships among groups and individuals from Mexico, Canada, and the United States that share common interests in forest restoration and monarch butterfly conservation. MBF recognizes that economic development and conservation activities must proceed hand-in-hand.

The Habitat Gardener is created by Susan Smith. She believes in creating healthy habitats for wildlife & people. She's passionate about native, edible, organic & sustainable landscapes.

The Xerces Society protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat by harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

Bumble Bee Watch tracks and conserves North America’s bumble bees. This citizen science project allows you to join in the effort by: Uploading photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection; Identifying the bumble bees in your photos and have your identifications verified by experts; helping researchers determine the status and conservation needs of bumble bees; helping locate rare or endangered populations of bumble bees; learning about bumble bees, their ecology, and ongoing conservation efforts; and connecting with other citizen scientists.

Monarch Tomorrow offers means to help preserve the Monarch Butterfly and other endangered species. Great site to learn about the Monarch and the latest news about its survival.