Monarch butterflies, with their striking striped caterpillars, emerald and gold foiled chrysalis, and tiger striped wing patterns, are one of the most beloved of all butterflies. People flock to witness monarch migrations, but people are also responsible for the species near extinction. Loss of natural habitat and
exposure to pesticides due to industrial agriculture practices is threatening monarch populations from Canada to Mexico. Growing wild milkweed- the larva's primary habitat plant- creates a monarch sanctuary in your backyard. The more we grow, the more they can thrive. Be sure to check the detailed growing instruction, below. To learn more about what you can do to save the monarchs, visit Make Way for Monarchs- A Milkweed-Butterfly Recovery Alliance, online.