Conservation Connect: Milkweed Educational Toolbox

Planting milkweed is a one of the many ways you can help the monarch butterfly.

Milkweed is the sole host plant to the monarch butterfly’s caterpillar, but keeping milkweed as part of our landscape is important to more than just monarch butterflies. Here some species that also use milkweed in various ways.

What Feeds on Milkweed Nectar?

  • Bees
  • Moths
  • Butterflies
  • Skippers
  • Flies
  • Beetles


Conservation Connect Toolboxes are packaged episodes with additional middle school related content such as Conservation Connect lesson plans tailored to the Next Generation Science Standards, an activity guide, and a photo gallery for your students to use.

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Biology, Botany
Middle School, High School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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The Monarch Mission: Empowering Students to Improve Habitats for Monarchs

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