JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION
The monarch population has been on a decline for nearly 2 decades. As of July 2022, our beloved migratory monarch butterfly, scientifically known as Danaus plexippus, has officially entered the danger zone! Monarchs are now listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.
One of the greatest threats to monarch butterflies is the loss of habitat, and creating habitat sanctuaries is how we can all help.
PLANT NATIVE MILKWEED
Monarch butterflies only lay eggs on milkweed because their caterpillars feed exclusively on the leaves.
There are around 100 species of milkweeds in the US. In Texas, we have over 30 varieties. In central Texas (specifically the Blackland Prairie ecoregion), our primary native milkweeds include:
Build you own back yard monarch butterfly garden or learn about local large scale monarch habitat projects.
ABOUT THE MONARCH SANCTUARY PROJECT
The Monarch Sanctuary Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization that tethers monarch conservation to the human experience.
We encourage and maintain natural habitats, offer digestible education, and create a sense of awareness and agency in our local communities.