Monarch Butterfly

Revitalizing the Monarch Butterflymonarch

Fostering the Flyway by the Byway

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. In the last 20 years, their population has dwindled from more than a billion to just 150 million, a nearly 82% decline that has been observed with alarm along the Delaware River which serves as a flyway for the annual migration of Northeastern Monarchs from their summer breeding grounds to their wintering roosts in central Mexico.

Monarch Butterfly brochure

Monarch brochure highlights:

  • The Monarch’s life cycles and cross-continental migration patterns, conservation efforts that can be easily undertaken in one’s back yard to grow milkweed and nectar plants that are critical to their survival.
  • Tips on how to attract Monarch’s and best mowing practices to minimize negative impacts on their survival. Including listing five native milkweed plants.
  • A list of available pollinator plants in this area, and how to participate in national campaigns that are underway to protect the species are also included.
  • Fun facts including how to tell the difference between male and female Monarchs, as well as Viceroy.

Download Monarch brochure (PDF) >>

This 16-panel, full-color brochure, which opens up to a 15 x 18-inch poster layout titled “Bring Home the Butterflies… And the Birds & Bees, and Bats & Beetles and Other Pollinators” addresses the significance of the Monarch declines.

 

Resources For Kids of All Ages…

Journey North: learner.org/jnorth

Plan Native: PlantNative.org

Pollinator Partnership Action Plan:
Pollinator Partnership Action Plan (PDF)
The Bees, the Butterflies, and You.

Pollinator Partnership Eco-Regional Planting Guides:
Guide for the Adirondack region (PDF)
Other regional guides

Million Pollinator Gardens Challenge: MillionPollinatorGardens.org

Monarch Joint Venture: monarchjointventure.org

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project: mlmp.org

Monarch Watch – Education, Conservation, Research: monarchwatch.org

United States Forest Service – Monarch Education:
http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/Monarch_Butterfly/teacherandstudent/index.shtml

The Wild Center: wildcenter.org

Xerces Society: xerces.org

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