Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium - established in February 2015 through the efforts of numerous Iowa farmer, livestock producer, commodity and conservation organizations; Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Milkweed Matters: The Official RAGBRAI Team - A group of Milkweed and Monarchs enthusiasts, including members of Monarchs in Eastern Iowa, who toss milkweed seedballs across the entire state of Iowa during the each year's RAGBRAI ride.     

The Caterpillar Chronicles
This website is for all of you who would like to begin raising monarchs, but are not sure how to start. I want to help you see how easy it can be. It is cheap, fun, and most of all, REWARDING.

Des Moines Great Monarch Initiative
Facebook public group that was created in Spring 2015 as a simple idea to give free milkweed seeds to residents promising to create a butterfly garden to provide forage and privation for monarch offspring and nectar flowers for all pollinators.


Monarch Watch- pretty much everything you need to know about Monarchs and how to raise them.  Become familiar with this site!

Make a Monarch Waystation

Monarch Join Venture - Excellent resource to explore and learn

Journey North/Monarch Butterflies - Excellent resource to explore and learn

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Save the Monarch Butterfly

Help Monarchs with the Right Milkweeds

Growing Milkweed for Monarchs

Milkweeds for Monarch Waystations Facebook page

Who's Who in the Milkweed Patch? Other insects you may see on milkweed plants

Selecting Plants for Pollinators