Hosting Butterflies

Register Your Milkweed right now
as part of our Million Milkweed Challenge!

Hosting Butterflies

Register Your Milkweedas part
of our Million Milkweed Challenge!

Million Milkweed Challenge!

Every number represents a milkweed planted somehwere in the U.S.A
722
Register your milkweed below!
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Million Milkweed Challenge!

Every number represents a milkweed planted somehwere in the U.S.A
722

What is the Milkweed Challenge?

Watch the video below to learn more!

Register for the Million Milkweed Challenge

By filling out the form below you are adding your planted milkweed to our Million Milkweed Challenge.

MILKWEED REGISTRATION
Did You Plant Your Milkweed?
Name
Name
Please include business name, city and state or website etc. (We will use this information to expand our list of locations where others can purchase pesticide free milkweed.)
Google, friend, school, festival, craft show etc.)

New to Hosting Butterflies?

Watch our introduction video below!

The Milkweed Challenge!

Hosting Butterflies Million Milkweed Challenge is a call to action for each person to plant at least one milkweed in an effort to increase monarch habitats thereby increasing the monarch population which removes their threat of extinction.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) added the migrating monarchs to the endangered species list?  This is a wake-up call for us to think about the impact of our choices like what we plant in our gardens, chemical use, land development, and roadside mowing.  With milkweed being the monarch caterpillars’ only food source, planting milkweed in your backyard combats their diminishing habitat and provides new breeding grounds.

If you’re going to plant one, why not take it a step further and plant two or three or more? Imagine a million new places for the migrating monarchs to safely reproduce, all because you planted milkweed in your backyard. 

Did you know that one milkweed plant is a habitat all by itself and that there’s over 150 different types of milkweed?  Contrary to popular belief, not all milkweed are weeds. Wild milkweed, called Common Milkweed, is widely known as a weed due to its aggressive nature, thus giving all milkweed a bad rap. We highly recommend utilizing their aggressive growth by planting them where they’re free to roam and cover large areas quickly. Where the Common Milkweed is typically a single stemmed plant, other milkweed varieties, such as Swamp Milkweed and Orange Butterfly Weed form nice clusters of green leaves displaying beautiful bouquets of flowers and are not aggressive in nature.  We currently offer these 3 varieties of milkweed in our shop.

Did you know that by purchasing our Treasure Tag Seed Packs, you provide classrooms with Hosting Butterflies’ Treasure Tag Program FREE!  Our program offers students an opportunity to engage in this experience that can impact not only themselves but can impact generations to come.  

 

Action Plan

  • Planting milkweed is the first step to repopulation.
  • The second step is adding your milkweed to the Million Milkweed Challenge registry.  With the benefits of the automated counter added to the registration, you can track the progression of the challenge.  This registration also allows us to provide others where they can purchase pesticide free milkweed.
  • The third step is sharing your milkweed story with friends and family whether in person, on social media platforms, or inviting us to your school. By sharing your story you not only educate others, you also provide them with an action plan. 

We challenge you to be a part of something big by helping us educate a million people of the value of planting milkweed.  Join us in the fight to save the monarchs.  Plant, share, educate and be counted as one of the million people that made an impact on saving a species from endangerment. 

Share your milkweed challenge story with us!  

You can also follow our Million Milkweed Challenge journey on Facebook and Instagram.

Monarch’s exist only because you plant milkweed in your yard!

Sara Dykman “Bicycling with Butterflies”

Unlock the secrets of nature with our exclusive Treasure Tags and Seed Packs. Treasure Tags are sold individually, while our Treasure Tag seed packs include milkweed seeds, which is the monarch’s only food source, and 5 Treasure Tags. With the in-depth information provided on our Treasure Tags, everyone can experience and learn about the plants’ relationship to these fascinating stages of the butterfly and moth life cycles.

These tags serve as a guide to help you create a personalized butterfly garden that not only adds beauty to your outdoor space, but also supports a healthy ecosystem. With our Treasure Tag Seed Sets, you’ll be able to discover and appreciate the hidden treasures of nature in your very own backyard. Order now and start your journey of discovery today!

Don’t Forget to Grab a Book!

Along with offering seeds for sale, Hosting Butterflies has chosen to stock and sell 2 books chocked full of information on Monarchs and raising butterflies in your own backyard! We don’t just reccomend these books, we use them ourselves. They are THAT helpful!

Common Milkweed

Treasure Tags

$0.99

Orange Butterfly Weed

Treasure Tags

$0.99

Pink Swamp Milkweed

Treasure Tags

$0.99

Common Milkweed

Treasure Tag Seed Pack

$7.50

Orange Butterfly Weed

Treasure Tag Seed Pack

$7.50

Pink Swamp Milkweed

Treasure Tag Seed Pack

$7.50

3 Variety Milkweed

Treasure Tag Seed Pack

$21.00

Hosting Butterflies reinvented the traditional plant tags to include relationship between the plant, caterpillar and butterfly.  The pictures on the tag tells the story of the sacrificial plant as food, the caterpillars it hosts, and the butterflies or moths they will become.

With this information butterfly enthusiasts and the like can plan their flower beds according to the butterflies they want to attract whether to raise them in habitats or watch them in nature.  With this additional information, our plant tags hold the key to nature’s hidden treasures.

Books for Sale!

Along with offering seeds for sale, Hosting Butterflies has chosen to stock and sell 2 books chocked full of information on Monarchs and raising butterflies in your own backyard! We don’t just reccomend these books, we use them ourselves. They are THAT helpful!

HOW TO RAISE MONATCH BUTTERFLIES

PAPERBACK BOOK

$10.00

RAISING BUTTERFLIES

IN THE GARDEN

PAPERBACK BOOK

$25.00