Monarchs in the Rough is a partnership between Audubon International and Environmental Defense Fund. The program connects and supports superintendents and other golf course staff as they plan, install, and manage habitat projects for the monarch butterfly on their courses. Monarchs in the Rough provides regionally-appropriate milkweed seed to golf courses – enough to establish about one acre of high-quality monarch habitat when planted with a native pollinator seed mix.

Monarchs in the Rough also offers signage, posters, and technical guidance to golf course managers as they install and manage habitat, and as they communicate with course members about their effort to save the monarch.

By joining Monarchs in the Rough, golf courses can do their part to prevent further monarch losses while gaining recognition as an environmental leader and connecting with their communities in new ways.

THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY IS A WONDER OF THE WORLD

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weighing less than a dime, this specimen magically travels a migration path of 3,000 miles — a journey that requires generations to complete

OVER THE LAST TWENTY YEARS THE MONARCH’S POPULATION HAS FACED A

90% DECLINE

LEAVING THE SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION

WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE EFFORT TO

REVERSE HABITAT LOSS

… and save the monarch butterfly by growing vital habitat to support monarch breeding and migration patterns on our golf courses

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YOU AND YOUR COURSE CAN HELP SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

By joining Monarchs in the Rough, your course will become a crucial part of a network of courses that are all working together to make the survival of monarchs possible. Join today and our program will support you as you prepare, plant, and maintain habitat for monarchs and other pollinators.

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