Butterfly Garden


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All about the Monarch Butterfly


Butterfly Gardening

Create a paradise for butterflies in your own backyard with a beautiful butterfly garden. Here is a collection of articles to help you get started. Happy planting!

butterfly gardening If you love butterflies and want to help preserve them with your own backyard butterfly oasis, check out the Monarch Migration Station manufactured by Frame it All. This ingenious butterfly enclosure system will provide a safe place for monarchs and other butterflies to lay their eggs and a front row seat to for you to observe the life-cycle of these enchanting creatures.


Butterfly Gardening Tips

Gain some knowledge on the fundamentals of butterfly gardening based on your location. 

Flower Fragrances That Attract Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden

The plant reproduction process requires pollination to ensure that plants produce fertile seeds and then fruit. Flowering plants require assistance from bees and butterflies for pollination. Many plants are ideal for attracting pollinators due to their scents and colors. To ensure that plant reproduction continues the way nature intended, bees and butterflies must continue to thrive. Contribute to this natural process by creating a garden that will attract pollinators. Your bee and butterfly garden will provide a place for pollination when other environmental factors, such as pesticide use, threaten this process.  Read More…



bring monarch back to texas   Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas Grant Program


The purpose of the program is to educate members and the public about Monarch conservation, to produce and distribute milkweeds that support reproduction by Monarch butterflies, and to restore Monarch habitats throughout the Texas migration flyway.



houston museum ns logo   Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Museum of Natural Science

The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology (both in Houston) provide entertainment and education for the whole family! Discover the wonderful world of insects, with fun, interactive games and quizzes, spectacular preserved specimens, and living examples of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods. They also hold a semi-annual butterfly plant sale.

texas discovery gardens   Texas Discovery Gardens

Located at Fair Park in Dallas, the mission of Texas Discovery Gardens is to teach effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment, with a focus on gardening organically and sustainably. A butterfly garden and Insectarium is located onsite.

journey north    Journey North: Monarch Butterfly


This migration tracking project is a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. The site includes information to help track the monarch butterfly migration each fall and spring, along with a wealth of resources regarding migration and an FAQ section that will help explain everything there is to know about the Monarch!

Live Monarch


A nonprofit organization whose mission is to “keep our skies filled with nature’s color,” this group provides education, involvement, and assistance to individuals working to benefit the Monarch butterfly and various native creatures who have suffered a decline in their natural habitats.


monarch butterfly fund   Monarch Butterfly Fund


This fund meets the challenge of preserving Monarch butterflies and their spectacular migration through a specific conservation strategy that fosters healthy ecosystems and sustainable communities through forest conservation, habitat monitoring, scientific research, education and outreach, and sustainable development.

monarchwatch   Monarch Watch


A nationwide organization dedicated to education, conservation and research.



natl butterfly center   National Butterfly Center


The 100-acre National Butterfly Center is dedicated to education, conservation and scientific research on wild butterflies.


Texas Monarch Watch 


A Monarch watch group specific to Texas.