Friends of Monarchs

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Free seeds available October through March


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2024 Offerings

6th Annual Photo Contest in 2024!

Utah Friends of Monarchs offers the annual photo contest through our Facebook Group. The first person PER COUNTY to submit a photo of a monarch (butterfly, caterpillar, or egg* wins $50 cash, if they follow the official rules of posting to two other sites. * Egg photos subject to approval by RT.

DATA IS CRITICAL! We need monarch data throughout Utah, and this contest is a fun way to collect where we have healthy breeding habitats, and hence, monarchs! 

In 2023, all 29 counties in Utah had winners for the first time!!  


Southwest Monarch Study

Our Tagging Source

Monarch Watch 

Home of the national "Monarch Waystation" Program

Monarch Joint Venture

Excellent resources and webinars

Xerces Society

Utah Pollinator Habitat Program

Western Monarch Advocates

Our Mission

To engage and educate Utahns in conservation of the monarch butterfly. We do this by providing expertise and training, native milkweed seeds and/or seedlings, and leveraging partnerships with other organizations (public and private) to advance the cause of the monarch butterfly and the other pollinators who will benefit from this work.

Utah FOM Official 501c3 status August 31, 2021
Federal ID 87-2412373  

Rachel Taylor, Utah Friends of Monarchs, Founder
Monarch Conservation Specialist, Monarch Watch
Board Treasurer,  Western Monarch Advocates