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Join Us in Restoring Monarch Butterflies!

Thank you for caring!

(For easy tips on planting milkweed and growing your own Monarch Waystation, click here.)

Three things are threatening Monarchs as never before:

1) Monarch butterflies will only lay their eggs on milkweed. In 1996, genetically modified corn and soybeans were introduced that were resistant to an herbicide commonly referred to as Roundup. Milkweed can survive tilling but not Roundup. Over 165 million acres of habitat have been lost due to these genetically modified crops, including nearly a third of their summer breeding grounds.

2) America’s agricultural landscape is now 48 times more toxic to honeybees, and likely other insects, than it was 25 years ago, almost entirely due to widespread use of so-called neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a new study published on August 6, 2019 in the journal PLOS One.

3) Massive storms in Mexico, one as recently as March 2016, have each killed up to 80% of overwintering monarchs.

On behalf of Monarch butterflies everywhere, thanks for caring!

(For easy tips on planting milkweed and growing your own Monarch Waystation, click here.)

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Jan Giezentanner


In October, 2005, the Keelers were given the honor of being selected as two of the 40 founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The ILCP was initially founded with 40 Fellows considered to be some of the most talented and passionate nature and wildlife photographers of our generation.


The American Indian Butterfly Legend

If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first catch a butterfly and whisper that wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.

So, according to the legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, in gratitude the wish will be taken to the heavens by the butterfly and be granted by the Great Spirit.

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