The Journey North website is FULL of amazing pictures and information slideshows that tell ALL ABOUT the Monarch life cycle, its journey from Mexico to Canada through the US, its food sources, its problems and the generations from SPRING to FALL to WINTER.
We are today's Citizen Scientists, and WE CAN SAVE THE MONARCH, but only if we LEARN:
MORE ABOUT the
MORE ABOUT THEIR HABITAT
No Milkweed…no Monarchs!
What does MILKWEED look like?
Monarchs MUST HAVE Milkweed so they can lay their eggs on it, and so the caterpillars can feed on it.
WHERE CAN I GET MILKWEED?
Check your local wildlife organizations for where to get Milkweed, or contact MonarchWatch.org to get Milkweed plants!
Monarchs also need nectar plants for butterflies to feed on.
Nectar Plants: Nectar plants are SO important because the Monarch is migrating from Mexico and feeds on the flower's nectar on their way. Plant NATIVE plants in your environment. Again, look at local wildlife organizations for resources.
LIST of suggested Native Nectar Plants offered by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.
MORE ABOUT THEIR JOURNEY
This amazing butterfly likes to TRAVEL.
Watch this VIDEO from PBS that teaches you all about
THE MAGIC of the MONARCH MIGRATION!
MORE ABOUT WHY THEY ARE DYING
MORE ABOUT HOW to SAVE THEM
PLANT A WAYSTATION!
A Monarch Waystation is a fancy name for "Butterfly garden" with MILKWEED plants special for the Monarch, but other pollinators will come to the same garden.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy offers some great ideas and directions about PLANTING a Waystation and OTHER ways to help the MONARCH!