In 2012, Wild Ones officially became partners with Monarch Watch’s Bring Back the Monarchs program and with Monarch Joint Venture.

Monarch Watch’s Bring Back the Monarchs–An outgrowth of the Monarch Watch Waystation Program, its goal is to restore 20 milkweed species, used by monarch caterpillars as food, to their native ranges throughout the United States and to encourage the planting of nectar-producing native flowers that support adult monarchs and other pollinators. Read more at:

MJV logo_butterfly enlarged_odense_verticalMonarch Joint Venture–Recognizing that North American monarch (Danaus plexippus) conservation is a responsibility of Mexico, Canada and the United States, as identified in the North American Monarch Conservation Plan, this joint venture of over 30 partners works throughout the USA to conserve and protect monarch populations and their migratory phenomena. Read more at:

Citizen Science
Through our partnership with Monarch Joint Venture we are promoting our members’ participation in a variety of citizen science programs throughout the USA related to the monarch migration: Journey North, Monarch Watch Tagging Program, Monarch Larva Monitoring Project and Monarch Project Health. Through scientific research and monitoring, we can better understand monarch biology, population trends, diseases, and habitat availability–factors that may influence the monarch’s decline. Read more at:

Moving for Monarchs  A collaboration of artists, scientists, and conservationists, Moving for Monarchs is an initiative to inspire the protection and planting of essential native plant pollinator habitat and preservation of the pollinators, the people, and the planet through dance – “The Dance of Life.”  Learn more at:

Hometown Habitat   Honorary Director Catherine Zimmerman’s new video production “Hometown Habitat” which features several Wild Ones Hometown Habitat Heroes as well as Honorary Director Doug Tallamy who provides the narrative thread throughout film will show ”each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of Earth.”

Viva Lundin Productions’ Jens Jensen The Living Green Experience  Jens Jensen is known for his “prairie style” design work which included not only natives, but natural materials. Viva Lundin recently produced a film about Jensen and his influence on landscaping.

NPGN-Logo-4c (2)National Pollinator Garden Network  National Pollinator Garden Network is a collaboration of national, regional, conservation and gardening groups to support President Obama’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators through a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators. Members who register for the Wild Ones Butterfly Garden/Habitat Program will automatically be registered in the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.  Learn more at: