What can I do to support monarchs and pollinators with a few acres of land?
Create habitat with a mix of native wildflowers (including milkweeds) and grasses. You can plant native plants in a more typical garden setting, or plant a prairie garden or natural area. Think about areas on your yard that could be maintained with native prairie plants - they don't always have to be gardens! Native prairie plants, once established, require much less maintenance than a typical mowed lawn, and provide tremendous benefits to local pollinators. Find locally sourced native plant materials, and collaborate with groups like Pheasants Forever, Wild ones, or Master Naturalists/Master Gardeners to help plant and maintain the habitat! For more resources visit our downloads and links page.