The information in this state update was provided by Julie Koop, Please contact her for additional information about the update.


Welcome to monarchs in Nevada!  We provide a general update below.  If you are interested more specifically in learning or becoming more involved with monarch butterflies in our state, please check out the…


Nevada Monarch Society - EDUCATE, PROVIDE, CONNECT



You can help Western Monarchs by:

  • Planting local native Milkweed plants (Asclepias) and other native pollinator plants. 

  • Registering your waystations with Monarch Watch:

  • Participating and asking others to participate in Citizen Science to further understand Western Monarch Butterflies

Nevada Monarch Society is excited to be working again with Nevada Bugs and Butterflies,


2020 was another poor year for Monarch’s butterfly migration through our state. Please help by creating waystations for the Monarchs and other pollinators. We need to provide a healthy habitat that is free of pesticides. Seeding during the winter is the best time, they will sprout in the spring and plants should be planted during the spring or fall. They are perennials and will take a couple years to get established and show off their beautiful flowers. Local native milkweed is drought tolerant and does well in our low nutrient sandy soil.

Northern Nevada


Nevada Monarch Society can help you to obtain local native milkweed species: Narrow leaf milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis and Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa.

Southern Nevada


Please reach out to the Master Gardeners for help with obtaining desert species of local native milkweed: Rush milkweed, Asclepias subulata and Desert milkweed, Asclepias erosa. Narrow leaf and Showy milkweed also do well in our urban landscapes.

“Share the Dirt!”
  • Julie Koop, Founder & Director, Carson High School Biology & Research Teacher

  • Located at Carson High School & Washoe Valley.

  • Demonstration Gardens located in the front of Carson High School.

  • Non-profit that grew out of the biology classroom.

  • Provides local native milkweed plants and seed.


Community events to educate about Monarch Butterflies and native milkweed are currently being planned, dates will be posted in February 2021. We hope to see you in the Spring.

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Help Us Conserve the

Western Monarch

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received a petition to list the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Their decision is due December 2020.

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