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Monarch butterflies. Photo by USFWS Southeast

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

Monarch butterfly in South Carolina. Photo by USFWS

Engaging a Community to Help Monarchs

When 7th graders at Irmo Middle School, near Columbia, South Carolina, learned about a 97% decline in the population of monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico due to loss of habitat, …

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new Mayor’s Monarch Butterfly Garden. Photo by City of North Miami

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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 …

Monarch on goldenrod. Photo by Nicole Hamilton

How Much Do You Know About Monarch Butterflies?

Photo by City of Chesterfield, MO

100 Mayors Take Action to Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Students Build a Monarch Refuge

Monarch feeding on Prairie Verbena. Photo by Marya Fowler

Collaborating to Save the Monarch Migration

The migration of monarch butterflies is one of the natural world’s most epic journeys. The eastern population of monarchs flies up to 3,000 miles from their summer homes in America’s …

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Butterfly Heroes’ Highlights and Successes

The National Wildlife Federation’s Butterfly Heroes program sought to bring awareness to the declining population of monarchs and other pollinators and connect gardeners, kids, and families alike to protect these important species. …

Swallowtail butterfly. Photo by National Wildlife Photo contest entrant Jenyfra Nelson

Four Questions about Neonicotinoid Pesticides

The increasing buzz on pollinators has raised awareness on the various threats to their survival, such as habitat loss and chemical use. For over 42 years, the National Wildlife Federation’s …

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