If the news about the endangered Monarch Butterfly has gotten you down, take heart! There are simple things you can do in your own backyard to help out. Here are some resources from our catalog about these stunning creatures and how to help them!  If you are looking for some real world inspiration, check out our busy little Butterfly Garden by the flagpole!

Bicycling with butterflies : my 10,201-mile journey following the monarch migration / Sara Dykman.

Butterfly Gardening : The North American Butterfly Association guide / Jane Hurwitz

Bringing nature home : how native plants sustain wildlife in our gardens / Douglas W. Tallamy

Butterflies belong here : a story of one idea, thirty kids and a world of butterflies / by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Meilo So

The forgotten pollinators / Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Paul Nabhan ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; illustrations by Paul Mirocha.

Grow native : bringing natural beauty to your garden / Lynn M. Steiner.

How to create a wildlife garden : encouraging birds, bees, butterflies and bugs into your outside space / Christine and Mick Lavelle.\

Monarchs and milkweed : a migrating butterfly, a poisonous plant, and their remarkable story of coevolution / Anurag Agrawal

Natural landscaping : gardening with nature to create a backyard paradise / Sally Roth.

Native plants of the northeast : a guide for gardening & conservation / Donald J. Leopold

Nature’s best hope : a new approach to conservation that starts in your yard / Douglas W. Tallamy.

100 plants to feed the monarch : create a healthy habitat to sustain North America’s most beloved butterfly / the Xerces Society.

Pollinator friendly gardening : gardening for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators / Rhonda Fleming Hayes