Save the Monarchs

Milkweed is the only plant
Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on

Save the Monarchs

Monarchs face a new challenge today as milkweed is rapidly decreasing from new developments and the popular use of herbicides in croplands. 

Monarch Waystations provide milkweed (the only plant monarchs will lay eggs on) and other native pollinating wildflowers.

Want to start a Monarch Waystation on your business or private property?

We can guide you through the process and provide seeds at educational material at a minimal cost.

How you can help

Step 1

Utah Lake Wildflower Seeds for your garden $15

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Step 2

Plant Native Wildflowers to Help Save the Monarchs

How to Grow Wildflowers

Step 3: Spread Milkweed, Not Myths

(Read Complete Article from US Fish and Wildlife)

Milkweed is a beneficial wildflower. It may have “weed” in the name, but there are over 100 species of milkweed native to the United States and none of them are considered “noxious weeds”. While milkweed can grow quickly, planting species local to your region and researching a bit about growing patterns is an effective way to ensure it won’t take over your yard.

Monarch caterpillars only eat milkweed. If monarch eggs are laid on plants other than milkweed, the caterpillars cannot survive and starve to death. Eating milkweed makes monarchs poisonous, making them much more likely to survive.

This is just false. There are a number of species that use milkweed nectar, and some will even eat various parts of the plant (like the milkweed bug!).

Volunteer at the Museum to help save Monarch Butterflies