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A 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the monarch butterfly population. 

Monarch butterfly eating nectar from a purple cone flower.

MONARCH SANCTUARY PROJECT

raise the migration

Mission

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 main natives are:

  • ANTELOPE HORNS
  • GREEN MILKWEED
  • ZIZOTES MILKWEED
  • BUTTERFLYWEED

Monarch butterfly life cycle illustartaion
Monarch catapillar on native milkweed
Moncarch butterfly illustration with wings spread.

SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION

The monarch population has been on a decline for nearly 2 decades.  As of July 2022, the migratory monarch butterfly is now endangered. (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. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Monarch Chrysalis illustration

We've got lots of fun ways you can become a monarch champion and raise the migration. 

Build you own back yard monarch butterfly garden or learn about local large scale monarch habitat projects. 

BUILD YOUR OWN

Join us for fun & educational events, including our Monarch Fun Run on Earth Day! 

Monarch butterfly with wings spread
Monarch Catapillar Hanging upside down illustration

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.

How You Can Help
Moncarch Butterfly illustration
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