Monarch caterpillars need milkweed to grow and develop. Monarch butterflies need
nectar to give them energy, and overwintering sites in which to rest. The
works to improve and maintain habitat for monarchs in each stage of their life cycle.
It is only through knowledge that people will come to love and protect creatures
great and small. The
is working to share information about monarchs, their migration, and opportunities
to protect them, with teachers, land managers and decision makers.
Through scientific research and monitoring, we will be able to better understand
North American monarch population trends and the factors influencing their decline.
is supporting the expansion of monarch monitoring programs, data analyses and research
to inform habitat restoration efforts.