Core Initiatives

Raise and Release
Raised: $500
Goal: $15,000

Raise and Release Initiative

Publicly Funded

Save the Monarchs is spearheading a statewide initiative to raise and release monarch butterflies across a variety of native habitats and breeding grounds.

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Collaborative Focused Initiave
Raised: $125
Goal: $15,000

Flora Restoration Initiative

Publicly Funded

Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed to lay their eggs. We are committed to planting thousands of milkweed, nectars, and other pollunating plants throughout the state.

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Public Awareness Initiave
Raised: $600
Goal: $5,000

Public Awareness Initiative

Publicly Funded

Education is key. Awareness of the monarch butterfly's life cycle and habitat requirements is essential for their survival and an important step toward conservation.

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Basic Fact

Basic Facts: Life Cycle & Migration

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species. Its wings feature an easily recognizable black, orange, and white pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm (​3 1⁄2–4 in). The range of monarch butterly populations expands and contracts depending upon the season. It undergoes the four stages of complete metamorphosis ...

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