The Michigan Butterflies Project

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Increasing the monarch population through habitat restoration and education...

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Welcome to The Michigan Butterflies Project. We are a not for profit organization that researches, raises, and conserves monarch butterflies. Our goal is to provide the highest quality experience for all of our patrons and increase the monarch butterfly population. Did you know that the monarch population has decreased by more than 85% since 1996 The most important and easiest thing we can do to help the monarch is to plant milkweed. Milkweed is the sole food source for monarch caterpillars. Did you know there are over 30 species of milkweed that can feed caterpillars? Some are short. Some are tall. Many are native to Michigan. You can find colors to compliment any landscaping . From window boxes to acreage, we can help you plant it.

Whether you want to simply raise your first caterpillars and release the butterflies, provide your special event guests with a unique butterfly release, or create your own butterfly sanctuary; we can help.

We also provide mentorship to interns interested in entomology, horticulture, or various business disciplines. This allows us to constantly revise our practices and research many scientific avenues. We are always looking for new interns to take on new research projects.

Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing or have questions about becoming an intern.