What You Can Do

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

You can certify your new or existing monarch habitat to show that you are contributing to monarch conservation. This data is collected through the Monarch Watch program for the entire country and is science based to help conservationists save the species.

Certify Your Monarch Waystation

Register Your Garden with Okies for Monarchs

You can also register your pollinator or monarch garden here for the Oklahoma State Registry.

Register Your Garden with Okies for Monarch

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
  • Connect with Monarch Initiative of Tulsa
  • Take the Monarch Pledge