Raise Monarch Migration Butterflies

Join  Monarch Enthusiasts throughout North America In Raising Butterflies for the Great Fall Migration — While Discovering ‘The Easy Way’ To Raise Monarchs

Raise Monarch Butterflies for the Fall Monarch Migration

Sign Up to receive tested Monarch Raising Tips that have helped my
Monarch Survival Rate soar to Over 95%!

  • Suggested caterpillar cages and raising accessories
  • Milkweed options for the monarch migration generation
  • The easiest way to find and collect eggs
  • Alternative egg & caterpillar resources
  • Discover the missing link for healthy monarchs
  • How to avoid losing baby monarch caterpillars
  • Caring for larger caterpillars
  • Handling monarch caterpillars 101
  • Chrysalis care
  • Release techniques for safe and healthy butterflies
  • Milkweed ideas for fall planting
Raise the Migration 2 ended in October 2014, but sign up now to receive gardening and raising tips in 2015. Raise the Migration 3 will begin in August 2015.

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Here’s What You’ll Get After Signing Up:

        • My best tips for raising the monarch migration generation starting in late August 2015



        • Timely, informative butterfly garden tips throughout the year



        • Butterfly garden ideas that bring home more butterflies



        • Discover the best sources for milkweed, nectar plants, and garden accessories



        • Inspirational garden art and butterfly gift ideas



        • Original butterfly garden photos and video



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I look forward to sharing a magical monarch experience.

Your Monarch Guide,
Tony G.

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  1. Lisa says

    Dear Tony,

    I live in St. Petersburg Florida and I am very interested in starting a butterfly garden. I also want to help save the Monarch Migration, but I need to know if I am in an ideal place to start this?

    Thank you

    • says

      Hi Lisa, there is a year round population of monarchs that exists in South and Central Florida…however some of the butterflies in your region are probably more adventurous in journeying both north and south. Some of these butterflies could migrate OR mate with other butterflies producing children/grandchildren that will! While you might not be in a prime region for migration monarchs, you can most definitely have a positive effect on the monarch migration.

  2. Bobby Michael says

    I live on the Big Island of HAWAII one acre of land at 1400 ft elevation. I have been growing monarchs at least 10 years, mostly successfully.

    It rarely gets below 70 deg. fahrenheit. We have monarchs year round I started with crown flowers, and have supplemented with Asclepias in several VARIETIES. There is even a variety with blue flowers. I have ordered 3000 seeds, of the cheapest yellow and yellow/orange seeds, and intend to spread them in good spots in the neighborhood like bobby apple seed.

  3. Judith says

    This spring (2014), I planted only 6 milkweed plants, and was thrilled to find a female Monarch laying eggs in early September. (Williamsburg, VA) I started a nursery on my back porch for 25 caterpillars and tended them diligently, while monitoring additional “wild cats” that I left on the plants. I’m happy to report that 22 caterpillars survived to pupate. 20 chrysalises eclased, with 16 adults surviving for release in mid October. I’m planning lots more milkweed this year! Thank you, Tony, for your eNews with helpful info.

  4. Sarka says

    Would like to sign up. We moved from Fort St John BC (zone 2) to Grand Forks BC (zone 5) and would like more info on creating a butterfly garden now that we can grow a larger variety of plants.

    Thank you


    • says

      Hi Sarka, I send weekly butterfly tips that should help you to attract and support more monarchs. I hope they make it up to BC this season. Good luck!

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