Monarch Habitat Handbook

Monarch Habitat Handbook: A California Landowner’s Guide to Managing Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Habitat

By Lincoln Brower, Mia Monroe, and Katrin Snow

Produced as part of the Xerces Society’s Monarch Project, this handbook is a guide for California landowners who wish to practice wise stewardship over their Monarch butterfly overwintering habitat, preserving it for future generations to enjoy. It begins by describing the Monarch migration and current scientific knowledge of Monarch biology and overwintering. It then offers information about how best to manage and protect the overwintering habitat.

The handbook provides suggestions for further activities and answers to commonly asked questions. This resource includes a list of individuals who are willing to share their knowledge of Monarch butterflies and their habitat. 16 pages, 6″ x 8-1/2″, full-color photographs.