Monarch SOS is one of our most popular apps and is enjoyed by users of every age and interest level. It contains beautiful images of monarch butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises, and includes annotated slides (see below) that help citizen scientists collect more accurate data for Monarch Joint Venture programs. Take along the Monarch SOS app to correctly identify monarchs in all life cycle stages, and learn the many species of milkweed and where to find them. Many monarch look-alikes are included for you to not only learn why these species are often confused with monarchs, but also where they fly in North America and cool information about each one. Also, check out our "What's New?" section of the app. Here you will see what's happening in the world of monarchs and how several of our conservation organizations are working together to bring back the monarch butterfly.
There are many opportunities for people just like you to get involved in monarch (and other pollinator) conservation, including planting milkweed (the monarch's larval host plant) native to your region, as well as planting diverse native wildflower gardens for adult monarch butterflies and other pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds. Additionally, eliminating pesticides from your lawn and garden will help increase the number of pollinators in and around your property.