Due largely to habitat loss and use of pesticides, monarch butterflies and other beloved pollinators are being threatened. These pollinators are crucial to our food supply and diversity of plant life on Earth.
Nebraska Monarchs has been working to restore pollinator habitat in midwest communities since 2015 through free milkweed seed and native plant giveaways.
In late 2022, Nebraska Monarchs officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The Board voted to refocus resources away from the free milkweed seed program toward the native plant giveaway, where organizations and individuals residing in Omaha and surrounding communities can receive free native plants that are locally sourced from Midwest Natives Nursery. These prepackaged native gardens have proven extremely popular, and the demand for this program is always greater than the supply. The hope is that by focusing on this program, Nebraska Monarchs will make a greater, more measurable impact on restoring local pollinator habitat.
Maximilian’s Sunflower by Drew Granville