is the time to plant your seeds and grow Milkweed.
Mission: To keep our
skies filled with Nature's color.
involvement, assistance and acknowledgment of persons directly
acting to benefit the Monarch Butterfly and various native creatures
who have suffered a decline in their natural habitats.
Goals. Clear objectives. Results you can see.
an experience to be remembered for a lifetime.
Monarch Foundation is a program of United Charitable Programs, a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1)public charity (EIN#20-4286082)
Live Monarch, we:
educate everyone in the United States and beyond about habitat
loss and what they can do to assist native animals. We have
implemented ongoing successful free seed programs and habitat
reclamation projects across North America.
with individuals, groups, schools, places of worship, government
and private business to facilitate the success of our programs.
Together we produce clear results quickly.
your small contributions and larger Tax Deductible Gifts to directly impact your area by
giving back to the groups and communities where funds were
collected. The value of your involvement is readily seen and
ensures that the miracle of Nature's creatures are protected
to inspire future generations.
This year marks another sharp decline in Monarch overwintering numbers and may represent the shrinking of their migratory route. The 97% decline from their high over the past 20 years has researchers very concerned. Latest article.
Milkweed to lay eggs
on is in short supply, according to our field observers,
and will severely hurt the 3,000 mile Monarch migration
From Central Mexico to Central Canada. Please start your
seeds soon so plant materials exist for our butterflies to
find on their migration route North. It is not too late
to make a real difference. Please contact all your friends
and get them involved in growing milkweed and protecting
the caterpillars from predation. They need your full support
now. Millions of Monarchs and Children are counting on
You Know? On a good year
year aproximately 180-280 million Monarchs start migrating,
mate, lay eggs along the way and their children continue
the round trip. Milkweed is needed along the entire route
or they will not survive. It takes more than one milkweed
plant for each surviving adult due to natural predators.
That is an enormous ammount of milkweed! Most North Americans
were very lucky to have seen even one Monarch Butterfly
over the past few years.
Become an active participant now. Make a difference today.
It all starts with one seed...and we need you to plant
you like to save 45 days growing time and have butterflies in
your garden right away? Then get some small milkweed plants.
Prices include S&H. You
can use our Pay Pal check out below, we include free seeds and
full instructions too. All orders shipped by first class mail
weather permitting - we will hold all cold weather shipments.
Use our order form to view and purchase other items too.
NOW is the time to get your butterfly garden plants.
tell all your friends about this web site and how to get
their plants too!
instant online contribution is through Pay Pal
To purchase seeds online the
minimum cost is $3 to cover transaction
fees, postage and handling.
movie at right shows the magical transformation from Caterpillar
to Chrysalis to Butterfly.
as the Caterpillar turns into a chrysalis.
Within days the Chrysalis looking
like a jade jewel with golden ring turns
clear. The following morning the Monarch slowly emerges from
its case and spreads its wings. It will remain still for hours
as it dries its wings and prepares for its first flight. This
is a true spectacle of Nature you have just witnessed. The adult
Monarch is then ready to fly free and find its kind to continue
the circle of life.
Indian legends say: If you have a secret wish, find a butterfly
and whisper your wish to it. When you release the butterfly,
it will carry your wish to the Great Spirit. By setting the
butterfly free, you are helping to restore the balance of nature,
and your wish will surely be granted. Click below to learn about
the Monarch and see how it can make a most special gift.