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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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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, … Read more

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 … Read more

Virtually Migrate through Texas with Pollinators

Every spring and fall, hundreds of species migrate through Texas – many of which are pollinators such as birds and butterflies. Pollinators are organisms that move pollen from one flower … Read more

Can Western Monarchs Still Rebound?

On a crisp, cloudy morning in late November, biologist Emma Pelton was loving her job even more than usual. Peering through binoculars at the upper branches of a shaggy eucalyptus, … Read more

Help Wildlife Move in a Changing World

Wildlife like the black bear move both daily and seasonally to survive. However, the habitats animals rely on continue to be fragmented by housing, roads, fences, energy facilities, and other … Read more

Get Our New Book: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

We’re excited to announce the publication of our wildlife habitat gardening how-to book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition. Written by TV host and naturalist David Mizejewski, the book … Read more

How the Monarch Butterfly Population is Measured

The recent announcement that the overwintering monarch butterfly population has increased 144 percent since last year is great news, but might be a bit confusing. Aren’t monarch butterflies still in … Read more