There are many ways to help monarchs!
Monarch conservation will take all of us. Fortunately, there are many ways to help, from planting your own monarch garden with milkweed and nectar either in your yard or with your favorite club, to joining a conservation organization and getting active politically. It's "all hands on deck!" Download our Monarch Action List for more ideas!
#1 - Create Monarch Habitat - plant milkweed and nectar sources
Start in your own backyard by planting milkweed native to your area, creating inviting places for the monarchs to thrive! For resources on native milkweed, visit the Xerces' website for Regional Milkweed Guides.
Adult monarchs need to eat too so be sure to plant flowers rich with nectar. Monarchs will visit many different kinds of flowers so plant a variety. And don't forget to plant flowers that will bloom in each season (i.e., Spring blooms, Summer blooms, and Fall blooms). Make your garden beautiful and pollinator friendly!
#2 - Avoid pesticides and herbicides
As much as possible, avoid the use of pesticides and herbicides in your yards. These hurt monarchs and most pollinators.
#3 - Share what you know with others
One of the best things you can do to help monarchs is to share what you know with others, including what you do to help conserve this amazing species.
To help you share conservation ideas with others, we have compiled a Monarch Action List with suggestions for specific things you can do. Please feel free to distribute widely!