butterfly heroes

Take your Butterfly Garden to the next level! 5 tips from a Butterfly Heroes’ Superstar!

In 2015, then 9 year-old, Genevieve Leroux from San Luis Obispo, CA pledged to be a Butterfly Hero and help save the monarch butterfly. Not only did she plant the …

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New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

Connecting people with nature. Photo by Madison Simons, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Working Together to Promote the Great Outdoors

Every year, the National Wildlife Federation engages thousands of people in wildlife conservation and outdoor experiences with the help of partners from across the country. One of these partners, the …

Monarch butterfly. Photo by Carolyn Souder, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Monarch Butterflies in National Parks

The monarch butterfly is one of the many wildlife species that can be observed in National Parks all over the country. Monarch butterflies are also one of the important pollinators …

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Butterfly Heroes’ Highlights and Successes

Monarch Identification Chart

Quiz: Will These Monarch Look-Alikes Fool You?

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Create an Enchanted Wildlife Garden

Monarch chrysalis by Avelino Maestas.

A Visual Journey Through the Monarch Life Cycle

Monarch butterflies have been in the news quite a bit recently, due to their rapid decline. In order to find ways to help, it’s essential to first understand the life cycle of …

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