Protect Monarch Butterflies at Home!
As essential pollinators, monarch butterflies do the incredible job of helping native plants reproduce- they’re the life force behind many of our North American habitats! Unfortunately, in 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that they would be listing the monarch as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. If habitat loss, climate change, and pesticides have their way, there might not be much time for these enchanting and beloved ambassadors of all pollinators.
But there is still time left to help! All of us working together CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Follow these 4 steps to find out how you can #Move4Monarchs !
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Take this quiz to take flight with some fascinating monarch facts!
Native milkweed is a must have in your garden as we #Move4Monarchs. But other native, flowering plants are important too! Monarch larvae and caterpillars need milkweed to grow and transform but adult monarchs need to eat all kinds of green things. While making their impressive migration, monarch butterflies eat the nectar of a wide variety of native flowering plants. That’s where you come in!
Have you planted a pollinator garden? If you have, click here to submit your project to the Creature Hero Foundation and receive a Backyard Protector badge!
Show us how you Make Way for Monarchs on social media by tagging @creatureherofoundation @rootsandshoots #makeway4monarchs and include photos of your gardens and actions for a chance to be featured!
Show us how you Move for Monarchs on social media by tagging @creatureherofoundation @rootsandshoots #move4monarchs and include photos of your gardens and actions for a chance to be featured!