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Experience the Amazing Monarch Butterfly!

We hope you enjoy this interactive map which shows the amazing migrations of monarch butterflies. You can see where they fly, the urgent threats they are facing, and how your support is expanding innovative solutions to help monarchs and other butterflies survive. Please start your journey now, then provide your support to help save monarchs and other wildlife!

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Monarch butterfly on pink flower

You help butterflies wherever they fly

Did you know eastern monarch butterflies will fly between 2,000 to 3,000 miles to an overwintering location in South-Central Mexico? From New England to California, thanks for helping protect the pollinators that help keep our natural world healthy.

Two multi ethnic elementary school girls are using a magnifying glass outdoors to look closer at the leaves on the ground.

You help young people flap their wings

In Michigan, you help more than 3,000 students learn about monarchs, and what they can do to help care for the planet.

Mayor Stacie Riley signs the Monarch Proclamation - Carnegie, PA

You’re expanding conservation in three countries

You’ve helped more than 1,500 communities in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to help pollinators thrive!

US Capitol Building

You’re taking ACTION for monarchs

You help push Congress to pass the MONARCH Act, which invests in the conservation and recovery of the western migratory monarch and other native pollinators.

Monarch Caterpillar on Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

You help increase monarch POPULATIONS

In California, the western monarch population decreased again this year. We must act now to protect them, and we can do more with your continued support!

Flowers alongside roadway

Butterfly Highways: Conserving Roadside Habitat

Help us restore this habitat that is so important to what monarchs need along their Central Flyway migration.

Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis

You help non-migratory monarchs, too

Not all monarchs migrate. Florida has a large non-migratory monarch population. Your support helps protect global habitats and food sources.

Monarch butterfly on yellow flower

A Monarch’s Journey

Monarchs can fly over 100 miles in a single day given the right conditions; one monarch traveled 265 miles in just one day. It can take migratory monarchs up to two months to complete their journey.

Portrait of mother and kids with sugar skull face paint during day of the dead celebration

You’re creating something to celebrate

Every year, Mexicans celebrate their ancestors on the Day of the Dead. Around that time, the monarchs arrive! Thanks for helping Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. expand conservation.

Monarch Butterflies on tree branch in blue sky background, Michoacan, Mexico

The Migration Generation

Around four generations of monarchs will emerge throughout the year. The first few generations are tasked with migrating north and laying lots of eggs, while the fourth generation must trek south to Mexico and overwinter.

Monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterfly overview

We’ve prepared a special video to show you monarch butterflies and help you learn more about the urgent threats they’re facing. Watch it now!

Help Save Monarchs with Your Gift Today

This interactive map shows your impact. But will it be enough? The annual numbers for the eastern migratory monarch population have just been released and they clearly show that monarchs are struggling now more than ever. Extreme weather events are a primary cause of the more than 50% drop in the population in the past year. We must act now. Later is too late! Please support the National Wildlife Federation with your gift today. Thank you! 

I’ll help save the butterflies and other wildlife with a contribution today.