Register Your Butterfly Garden or Habitat

David Poweleit.jpg; Meet your neighbour monarch egg

Meet your neighbor monarch egg
Photo by David Poweleit

yard-signWild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden Recognition

Wild Ones members–we’d be pleased to recognize your native plant garden or habitat as part of our Wild for Monarchs campaign.  Filling out the application takes approximately 20 minutes. Let us know if you have questions at monarch@wildones.org or call 1-877-394-9453.  Not a member? Please join us so we can recognize your garden, too!

If your garden is at least two years old and has at least 75% native plants in the habitat, it can be recognized by the Wild Ones Wild for Monarchs program.  Please double check to make sure all pages of this application are filled out completely and correctly, especially the contact and payment information. Plan to allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of the Wild Ones Butterfly Garden sign.

If you are a Wild Ones member and would like to obtain Wild Ones recognition and a Wild Ones sign for your native plant butterfly garden or habitat, or for a native plant butterfly garden or habitat in your community, please provide the following information. If you are not a Wild Ones Member, please do not submit this form.

First Name:

Last Name:

Email:

Phone Number:

Garden Name:

Garden Location Address (include street address, city, State, zip:

I give permission for my garden or habitat to be included on the Wild Ones website:

Sign Recognition Criteria
If you are able to select yes for all three statements below, provide your certification number(s) and attach your plant list and photos, your application is considered complete and you can skip down to submit this application and continue on to payment section.

My garden is a certified Monarch Watch (MW) Waystation or certified by North American Butterfly Association (NABA)

My MW Waystation # and/or NABA Certification #

My garden or habitat is at least two-years old with 75% or greater native plants

Three photos are attached

My plant list--If you are unable to attach a list, please complete plant check lists below.

Garden Photos:
Any files you attach must be smaller than 1 MB to upload. If your files are larger, please email them directly to monarchs@wildones.org.

Photo 1:

Photo 2:

Photo 3:

If you have checked all three boxes above and uploaded your plant list and three photos, skip down to submit your application and continue on to payment to complete your application.


If your garden or habitat is not certified through MW or NABA, but it as least two years old and has 75% or more native plants growing in it, please continue on with this application. All fields which follow are required to be completed.


If your garden or habitat is not two years old and does not have at least 75% native plants, please re-apply when you are able to meet the requirements. It is, therefore, not necessary to complete the rest of this application for Wild Ones Butterfly Garden Recognition.


Describe your property

Location:

Type:

Garden:

Size:

Site Management:

Habitat Use:

Resources:
List, if possible, primary source(s) of native plants including contact information:

OPTIONAL: Attach a drawing/sketch of planting plan


Plant List--Check List:
Host Plants For Monarchs:

Monarch larvae feed exclusively on milkweeds. Plant at least ten individual milkweed plants in your butterfly garden. Choose at least two different species if at all possible. Wild Ones recommends you include common milkweed since it is the Monarch’s preferred species of milkweed. It may grow into large clumps, but if there is room in your garden, please include it. These are the native milkweed species that are recommended by MW, NABA and Wild Ones for the northeast monarch migration region.

Please check all that you have in your garden or habitat:






Nectar Plants: Nectar plants provide food for adult monarchs and other pollinators throughout the season. Pick from early, mid and late flowering species and have at least three different kinds of plants in bloom at any time. Include the mid-season flowering milkweeds. Not only will you offer a dependable food source to the monarchs, but your butterfly garden will have visual interest all year long. These are the native nectar plant species recommended by MW, NABA and Wild Ones for the northeast monarch migration region. Please check all that you have in your garden or habitat: (Species listed alphabetically according to scientific names.)

Early Nectar Plants:
Early Shrubs:





Early Forbs:







Mid-Season Nectar Plants:
Shrubs and Vines:





Mid-Season Forbs:

































Late Flowering Nectar Plants:
Shrubs:

Late Forbs:








Sedges and grasses:
Sedges:





Grasses:






Trees
Trees:





























Please list any other host or nectar native plant species you have provided for butterflies:

Percent of your garden or habitat planted in milkweed
%
Percent of your garden or habitat planted in native nectar plant species:
%
Percent of your garden or habitat planted in non-native plant species:

The total of these three numbers should equal 100% with non-native plant species being 25% or less.


Submit and Finalize Application
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After you hit submit, you will be taken to the online payment page. There is a $25 fee that covers all costs of the program including processing your application, cost of your yard sign and shipping and handling. If you prefer to send a check, please send a check payable to Wild Ones, to Wild Ones Butterfly Garden/Habitat, 2285 Butte des Morts Beach Road, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956-1008. If you prefer to call with your credit card information, we can be reached at 1-877-394-9453.

If you are not a member, join us.

PLEASE READ: By registering your Butterfly Garden you agree that Wild Ones may use your photos and descriptions in Wild Ones publications, promotional materials, presentations, and on the Wild Ones web sites in conjunction with their Native Plant Butterfly Garden Recognition Program. Further, you certify that there are no conflicting claims against your copyright of these materials, and that nothing related to your entry violates or infringes upon another person’s copyright. You retain copyright and all other rights related to your photographs and descriptions. By entering this program you agree to release and hold harmless Wild Ones and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising, design and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Program, including infringement of intellectual property rights. Wild Ones and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising, design and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this recognition.

After you hit submit, you will be taken to the online payment page.  There is a $25 fee that covers all costs of the program including processing your application, cost of your yard sign and shipping and handling. If you prefer to send a check, please send a check payable to Wild Ones, to Wild Ones Butterfly Garden/Habitat, PO Box 1274, Appleton WI 54912.  If you prefer to call with your credit card information, we can be reached at 1-877-394-9453.

If you are not a member, join us.

PLEASE READ:  By registering your Butterfly Garden you agree that Wild Ones may use your photos and descriptions in Wild Ones publications, promotional materials, presentations, and on the Wild Ones web sites in conjunction with their Native Plant Butterfly Garden Recognition Program. Further, you certify that there are no conflicting claims against your copyright of these materials, and that nothing related to your entry violates or infringes upon another person’s copyright. You retain copyright and all other rights related to your photographs and descriptions. By entering this program you agree to release and hold harmless Wild Ones and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising, design and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Program, including infringement of intellectual property rights. Wild Ones and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising, design and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this recognition.

John Meyland; Monarch-Male on Swamp Milkweed Flower in Depot Park Raingarden

Male on Swamp Milkweed Flower in Depot Park Raingarden
Photo by John Meyland