The Magnificent Monarch
The Monarch Alliance believes that the Monarch butterfly and its extraordinary migration extending from Canada to the mountains of central Mexico has captured the imagination of millions of Americans.
The migration of this iconic animal species is in danger of disappearing because of the loss of milkweed and nectar sources throughout its breeding range in the United States and Canada and from threats to the Oyamel Fir forests in its overwintering sites in central Mexico. It is also threatened by a warming client.
The Monarch Alliance, working with other governmental and non-governmental organizations in Washington and Frederick Counties and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, will work to educate the public on the life cycle of the Monarch, threats to its spectacular migration, and how it can help by planting butterfly gardens, including milkweed native to our region.