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Calling All Gardeners: Dig in NOW to Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

From using native plants to transform yards into wildlife habitats to meeting the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, gardeners are a powerful force for the future of wildlife and native plants. …

La Conservación de la Mariposa Monarca También es un Problema Cultural

Los conservacionistas de México, Estados Unidos y Canadá están trabajando sin descanso para salvar a la población migratoria de las mariposas monarca. Las monarcas son una especie que forma parte …

Clockwise: humpback whales, monarch butterfly, pronghorn antelope

Heading South

Every autumn and winter, in a dramatic act of coordination and navigation, dozens of species across North America migrate vast distances for food, warmth or breeding. Monarch butterflies descend upon …

monarchs in flight in front of a clear sky

Monarch Conservation is a Cultural Issue, Too

Haga Clic Aquí para Leer esta Página en Español » Conservationists from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are working tirelessly to save the migratory monarch butterflies . But monarchs are …

Monarch caterpillars on the White swamp milkweed (Asclepias perennis) flower.

From Backyard Monarch Enthusiast to Citizen/Community Scientist

Misadventures with milkweed About ten years ago, a neighborhood friend of mine told me with great enthusiasm about her adventures raising monarch butterflies. I was intrigued. I followed her lead …

Meet the 2021 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Signatories

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Since 2015, the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program has been working actively with cities across North America to promote actions that will help reverse our current pollinator …

5 Ways You Can Help Eastern Monarchs

The once-common monarch butterfly has suffered steep population declines across North America in the last few decades. Both the eastern and western populations of these migratory butterflies are in real …

5 Ways You Can Help Western Monarchs

The once-common monarch butterfly has suffered steep population declines across North America in the last few decades. Both the eastern and western populations of these migratory butterflies are in real …

A painted lady butterfly on purple coneflower

Collaborating for Change: Charleston, the “Butterfly Capital” of Illinois

Mayor Brandon Combs of Charleston, Illinois signed the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in 2019, and since then, has been a leader in monarch and pollinator conservation. In just over a year, …

Six Ways to Support Fall Monarch Migration

Each fall, monarch butterflies embark on an incredible migration to their wintering grounds. West of the Rockies, the population heads to the Pacific coast, where they gather in scattered roosts …

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