Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration

Celebrating Monarchs Reception and Silent Auction

Celebrating Monarchs Reception and Silent Auction

In the face of declines in monarch numbers and habitat availability, MJV partners are pooling their efforts to protect monarch and pollinator habitat for future generations. Your support is critical to our success, and there's never been a better way to help! Join or support our upcoming Celebrating Monarchs Reception and Silent Auction, and help more monarchs take flight. You can enjoy a delicious meal, a silent auction and building community with monarch experts and enthusiasts. And you'll have the satisfaction that your attendance or support is funding monarch conservation activities across the U.S. through the Monarch Joint Venture, like our partner projects.

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Can't make it, but still want to support the event? Make a contribution to monarch conservation today, and indicate Celebrating Monarchs on your donation.


With a welcome by San Antontio Zoo CEO and Executive Director Tim Morrow and a talk from MJV Co-Chair and monarch butterfly expert Dr. Karen Oberhauser, the Celebrating Monarchs Reception is a perfect opportunity to learn about local and national monarch conservation and lend your support to the cause. You won't want to miss it!

Profile of Celebrating Monarchs: Monarch Joint Venture Reception and Silent Auction speaker Dr. Karen Oberhauser.

Silent Auction

We will have a fantastic selection of items and experiences to bid on to support monarch conservation at our silent auction. A small sample of silent auction items are listed here, with more to come at the event itself!

  • Cerro Pelon Overwintering Sanctuary Tour and Stay for two at JM Butterfly B&B! We are thrilled to offer a once in a lifetime experience to visit one of the most populous monarch overwintering sites in Mexico. The winner will have an intimate butterfly experience, and enjoy a 3-night stay at the cozy, mission driven and eco-tourist focused JM Butterfly B&B.

  • Texas Monarch Presentation Packages: Local monarch habitat and conservation educators from Monarch Watch, Cibolo Nature Center, and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will come to you, and present to the audience of your choice on monarchs, milkweed and more. A habitat consultation and custom recommendations for any size habitat is included with one offer! These packages are available within certains regions of Texas.

  • Texas experiences: Bid on your chance to enjoy memberships, tickets, gift certificates and discounts on local Texas experiences! Examples include the Witte Museum, the San Antontio Zoo, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Magik Theater, and others.

  • Monarch music, art, books, apparel, and more! You can support monarchs by bidding on gift packages including everything from autographed CDs by the grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, to hand painted mugs and hand crafted knitwear, to books on monarch habitat conservation and citizen science gear.

Preview of some of our amazing silent auction offers.


Anna Sheffield Future Heritage Fund: Silver Level Sponsor

Are you interested in becoming an event sponsor? Contact Cora today to discuss sponsor benefits and opportunities:, 612-625-8739.