A non-refundable application fee of $16 is required for each habitat you would like to certify - this helps offset the costs associated with processing your application (including adding your habitat to the online registry) and also helps support Monarch Watch's conservation efforts.

Please note that you can also purchase a weatherproof sign to identify your monarch habitat as an official Monarch Watch waystation here separately after completing your registration or opt for the certification and sign bundle.

Price: $33.00
    Habitat Type

    Habitat Location

    Habitat Size

    Shelter - Plant Density
    Do you provide shelter in your habitat?
    All monarch life stages need shelter from predators and the elements. In the context of a Monarch Waystation, shelter is provided by the variety of the plants and the density, or closeness, of the plantings. Please estimate the number of milkweed and nectar plants (combined) per square yard (3’ x 3’ area) in your habitat. Depending on the species and size of the plants, densities of 2-10 plants per square yard are probably the most effective.

    Host Plants for Monarchs - Milkweed
    Do you have one or more of the following host plants (milkweeds) in your habitat?

    • Balloonplant (Asclepias physocarpa)
    • Blue Vine Milkweed (Cynanchum laeve)
    • Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
    • Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
    • Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)
    • Green Antelopehorn (Asclepias viridis)
    • Heartleaf Milkweed (Asclepias cordifolia)
    • Indian Milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa)
    • Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)
    • Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)
    • Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
    • Sullivant's Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)
    • Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
    • Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)
    • Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

    Nectar Plants - Annuals or Biennials
    Do you have one or more of the following annual or biennial nectar plants in your habitat?
    • Blanket Flower (Gaillardia spp.)
    • Cleome (Cleome spp.)
    • Cosmos (Cosmos spp.)
    • Floss Flower (Ageratum spp.)
    • French Marigold (Tagetes patula)
    • Lantana (Lantana spp.)
    • Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)
    • Pentas (Pentas spp.)
    • Porterweed (Stachytarpheta spp.)
    • Salvia (Salvia spp.)
    • Thistle (Centaurea and Cirsium sp.)
    • Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.)
    • Zinnia (Zinnia spp.)
    • Other Annuals or Biennials

    Nectar Plants - Perennials
    Do you have one or more of the following perennial nectar plants in your habitat?

    • Bee Balm (Monarda spp.)
    • Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
    • Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.)
    • Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
    • Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.)
    • Caryopteris (Caryopteris spp.)
    • Catmint/Catnip (Nepeta spp.)
    • Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.)
    • Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
    • Hollyhock (Alcea spp.)
    • Ironweed (Vernonia spp.)
    • Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
    • Mallow (Malva spp.)
    • New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)
    • Phlox (Phlox spp.)
    • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
    • Sedum (Sedum spectabile)
    • Senna/Cassia (Senna spp.)
    • Violet (Viola spp.)
    • Vitex (Vitex spp.)
    • Other Perennials

    Sustainable Management Practices

    Do you perform one or more of the following sustainable management practices?

    • Add other features (e.g.- fruit feeders, bee nesting boxes, other host plants, etc.)
    • Amend the soil (add nutrients or other materials) to achieve proper conditions before planting
    • Eliminate the use of insecticides
    • Manage the density of the plot by thinning (removing plants to minimize crowding)
    • Mulch around the base of plants to reduce the growth of weeds and retain water
    • Remove dead stalks, etc. before the next growing season by mowing, burning, or by hand
    • Remove invasive species from the site
    • Use natural compost for fertilization
    • Water the plot as needed to maintain growth

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      Habitat Name (Will be added to our online registry, not printed on your certificate. Be Creative! (optional)
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      Habitat City *
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      Habitat State/Province *
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      Habitat Zip/Postal Code *
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      Habitat Country (USA, Canada, Mexico, etc). *
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