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Be a Butterfly Hero and Garden for Wildlife!

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The iconic monarch butterfly is in trouble, but you can come to its rescue. After taking the Butterfly Heroes Pledge use the tips below to plant a habitat garden or expand an existing one to provide for this 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.

Gardening Guides

The more nectar plants and milkweed host plants in your yard, neighborhood, school and community increases the odds of many monarchs heading your way. Check out our gardening guides for teachers, parents and caregivers to create healthy habitat gardens for monarchs!


Installing, Using and Maintaining a schoolyard habitat for monarchs

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