Creating a garden is a perfect way to add beauty, enjoy nature and invite visitors to observe like butterflies, birds and bees. However, many butterflies, like the iconic monarch butterfly are in trouble, but you can come to their rescue. After taking the Butterfly Heroes Pledge use the tips below to plant a habitat garden or expand an existing one to provide for these beloved species.
When you do, you'll join the ever-growing Garden for Wildlife movement and can become one of the hundreds of thousands of others who've had their garden recognized by National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat.
Check out simple butterfly gardening tips in English or Spanish and our gardening guides and other resources for parents and caregivers to create healthy gardens with their children that benefit both people and wildlife!
The Monarch Mission curriculum (available in English and Spanish)
More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.