Welcome to the Arizona Monarch Collaborative!
We are a group of organizations and individuals whose main goal is to promote monarch butterfly conservation as well as advocating for the protection of important pollinator habitat.
When will I see monarchs in my area?
Southwest Monarch Study's estimated peak migration dates, based on data from tagged monarchs, will give you an idea of when to expect to see monarchs during fall migration at your latitude. Journey North maintains a map of current monarch sightings that shows when monarchs are being observed across the country.
Western Monarch Numbers are Up Again! January 2023
The Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count for 2022 showed and increase to 335,479 monarch butterflies compared to 247,237 monarch butterflies observed across western overwintering sites for 2021. However, the population remains more than 95% below its size in the 1980s, when low millions were observed most years. https://monarchjointventure.org/blog/western-monarch-populations-increase-for-the-second-year-but-our-work-is-not-done
Pollinator Habitat at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Watch the short video below from our August 2022 field trip to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Park Manager Andrew Young speaks about efforts to restore and improve monarch and pollinator habitat within park boundaries.