Your students, youth group, and community can be heroes to monarchs and other types of garden wildlife!
Your classroom or community group can be a hero to the monarch by providing the food, shelter, places to raise its young, and water. Creating monarch and butterfly habitat is a wonderful opportunity for observing one of nature's most miraculous occurrences.
Sadly, the plants (milkweed) monarchs need to lay their eggs and feed their baby caterpillars are becoming less and less available due to habitat destruction. But you can help!
The more milkweed in your yard, neighborhood and the community increases the odds of many monarchs heading your way. Learn more about the National Wildlife Federation's Schoolyard Habitat program or start a certified Community Wildlife Habitat. Share your garden on the National Wildlife Federation's Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag #butterflyheroes.
Join the growing movement of people making a difference for wildlife where they live, work, learn, worship, and play! Just go to nwf.org/garden.
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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.