Friends of Monarchs

Website undergoing a metamorphosis - watch us grow!


Seeds available October through March

Our Mission

To engage and educate Utahns on 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 &  Director
Treasurer, Western Monarch Advocates
Monarch Conservation Specialist, Monarch Watch
Research Associate, Southwest Monarch Study


Did you get a seed packet with a QR code?
Visit the third page called Seed Collection and Prep for tips to ensure your seeds germinate.

Annual Photo Contest!

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 wins $50 cash, if they follow the official rules. 

We need monarch data throughout the state, and this contest is a fun way to gain critical data. 

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


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