Wild Ones Butterfly Garden Recognition Program

Welcome to the Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden or Habitat Recognition Program. The goal of this program is to provide information about how others have gone about using native plants to provide habitat for native butterflies, while at the same time developing a map of gardens and naturally landscaped habitats showing the connecting corridors for our pollinators and other wildlife.  It is our goal to help as many people as possible become gardeners for life and  be part of that corridor lifeline so vital not only to our well-being, but also to a healthy planet Earth.

For more information about developing a wildlife corridor and why they are important, check out one of the many articles published in the Wild Ones Journal Corridors for a Healthier Environment. Wild Ones also has a DVD available of Dr. Douglas Tallamy’s presentations on “The Value of Having Native Plants in our Yards” and “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors” which provides a huge amount of information on this subject.

Add your native plant garden to our wildlife corridors. If you’re a Wild Ones member, you can register right now and join the many gardens and habitats that already make up Wild Ones wildlife corridors. And  if you’re not currently a Wild Ones member, we’d love to have you join us to become part of the Wild Ones wildlife corridors.  All Wild Ones members are welcome to certify their hard work and be recognized through their Native Plant Butterfly Garden — through their garden for life.  Register now


How to Register Your Garden or Habitat

Can you answer yes to these questions?

  1. Are you a Wild Ones member?
  2. Is your garden or habitat at least two years old?
  3. Does your garden or habitat contain at least 75% native plants?yard-sign

If you answered “yes” to these questions and your garden or habitat is certified Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch or registered as a Butterfly Garden through North American Butterfly Association, you can quickly be recognized by the Wild Ones. Register your garden

If you are a Wild Ones member and have not been certified previously by either Monarch Watch or North American Butterfly Association, but your garden is at least two years old and you have 75% native plants in your habitat or garden, you can still be recognized by the Wild Ones. Register your garden. It just takes a little longer to fill out the registration form.

If you are not a member of Wild Ones, but would like to join and have your garden recognized by Wild Ones, here is a link to the Join us and become a Wild One and be Wild for Monarchs.  Once you’ve joined, you can complete the rest of the requirements and become recognized by the Wild Ones. Register your garden.

As part of your successful registration, you will receive a colorful Aluminum sign to post in your garden to let everyone know you are helping butterflies.

Once registered, your garden will be included on one of our Certified Garden pages.


Certified Gardens or Habitats

Check out the gardens that are already certified with the Wild Ones Butterfly Garden Recognition Program.  You can see the information about gardens in your area to learn what to include in your butterfly garden.  Get registered today and help us create corridors for our native butterflies and wildlife.