Plant a monarch garden

Creating Monarch Habitats

Gardening For Monarchs


Plant Sources & Events

Tulsa Metro nurseries and plant festivals are excellent sources for milkweed plants and nectar plants. Both are must haves for Monarchs. The butterflies lay eggs ONLY on milkweed plants, and they need fuel, which comes from the blooms of dozens of Oklahoma native and non-native plants.

Here are some places which usually have a variety of plants that will draw Monarchs to your garden:

Click here to download PDF of plant sources and events.


Plants For Tulsa Region

Click here to download PDF of plants specific to the Tulsa region.


Register Your Garden

Certify Your Monarch Waystation


Report Your Sightings & track migration

Monarch Tagging



The Nature Conservancy - Oklahoma

Kerr Center

Monarch Watch


Other Things You Can Do

Not ready to build your own monarch garden? Here are some other things you can do to get involved.

  • Talk to your employer, church, or school about establishing a Monarch Waystation on their property
  • Connect with local organizations working to protect the monarch
  • Attend events that support these efforts
  • Call your local mayor, city councilor, and county commissioner
  • Connect with Oklahoma Friends of Monarchs