Monarch Resource Page

Welcome to the Monarch Resource Page.

Are you wondering who is doing what for the Monarchs and where?  This page can help!

img_7314We will list the organizations that are working to save the unique biological phenomenon of the Monarch Migration.  The Monarch’s unique biology requires them to migrate thousands of miles to overwinter is unparalleled in the insect world, and it’s facing many threats.  The overwintering population is down 90% of its average (since scientists have started to track the numbers fairly recently).  If you’re interested in raising Monarchs or have any questions about their biology, the Monarch Lab has a FAQ page to get you started.

Almost everyone can do something to resist this decline.  Find your area and then check out the groups that are doing good work.  For general information, the Monarch Joint Venture is a great place to start.  Monarch Watch is also a critical national non-profit focused on Monarch Conservation.

Cook County

West Cook Wild Ones.   Activities include: planting public Monarch gardens; seed giveaways, public outreach.

Habitat Evanston.  Activities include: planting public Monarch gardens; seed giveaways, public outreach.

DuPage County

DuPage Monarch Project.  DuPage Monarch Project offers educational programs to community groups, advocates for municipalities and park districts to sign a monarch pledge/resolution with actions to improve the monarch friendliness of the community and is committed to working with private and public landowners to increase the amount of monarch habitat available in DuPage County.

Kane County

Dundee Township.  Attend Volunteer Work Days as scheduled on our web site. Collect seed and bring it to the Township barn on Sleepy Hollow Rd. Invite us to your group to speak about our sites and programs. Raise natives in your yard, especially if you are next to Township Open Space.

Lake County

The Conservation Foundation.  We are coordinating the establishment of the Fox Valley Monarch Corridor with 12 governmental and NFP conservation organizations that will create/restore nearly 1,000 acres of monarch/pollinator habitat in the Fox Valley.

McHenry County

Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee    Activities: Seed giveaways, Native Plant Sales, Seed Sharing, Presentations about Monarchs.

Mayors for Monarchs
Mayors of these municipalities have agreed to take 24 actions to help save the Monarchs.
Carol Stream, IL, Champaign, IL,Deerfield, IL, Evanston, IL, Gibson City, IL,Glenview, IL, Island Lake, IL,Mount Prospect, IL, Niles, IL,  Normal, IL, Quincy, IL, Rockford, IL, Springfield, IL, Urbana, IL, Village of Lake Zurich, IL,