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Protect Monarch Butterflies at Home!

Hey Creature Heroes! Join us in protecting Monarch Butterflies!

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 !

Do you want to learn more about how you can help protect the creatures you love? Sign up for our newsletter and become a Creature Hero Member today!

Test your Monarch Knowledge

Take this quiz to take flight with some fascinating monarch facts!

Test your Monarch Knowledge

Take this quiz to take flight with some fascinating monarch facts!

Become a Milkweed Master!

  1. Why is milkweed so important? Native milkweed is the one and only plant that monarchs can lay their eggs on because it is the only plant their larvae and caterpillars can eat! Unfortunately, no other plant will do for monarch caterpillars.

  2. Monarchs need you to grow milkweed that is native to your area. Native plants are best suited to the weather of your region and are the best food sources for your native pollinators!

  3. Check the map below from the US Forest Service to find out which milkweed to plant in your garden. Call your local nurseries or native plant societies to find out where to get plants and when to plant them!

Become a Milkweed Master!

  1. Why is milkweed so important? Native milkweed is the one and only plant that monarchs can lay their eggs on because it is the only plant their larvae and caterpillars can eat! Unfortunately, no other plant will do for monarch caterpillars.

  2. Monarchs need you to grow milkweed that is native to your area. Native plants are best suited to the weather of your region and are the best food sources for your native pollinators!

  3. Check the map below from the US Forest Service to find out which milkweed to plant in your garden. Call your local nurseries or native plant societies to find out where to get plants and when to plant them!

Plant a Pollinator Garden!

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!

  1. Find and Purchase species of milkweed that are native to your area 
  2. Plant a pollinator garden 
  3. Find other native plants for pollinators

Plant a Pollinator Garden!

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!

  1. Find and Purchase species of milkweed that are native to your area 
  2. Plant a pollinator garden 
  3. Find other native plants for pollinators

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!

Celebrate your Amazing Impact!

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!

Celebrate your Amazing Impact!

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!

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MONARCH WEEK!

Monarch Week (June 21-27) is dedicated to getting out and protecting Monarch Butterflies. By signing up, you will receive instructions from the Kratt Brothers on how to protect this beloved species!