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Take The Field Museum’s Urban Monarch Survey

Monday, July 25, 2016  

The monarch butterfly is in trouble, but it also has many friends. What does all the good work on behalf of monarchs in cities really add up to? What can we learn about the best places to create monarch habitat, and the best ways to get the diverse people of the city involved in the effort?

These are the driving questions behind The Field Museum’s project called A Monarch’s View of the City. This study will guide priority- and goal-setting for conservation efforts going forward. Your input is needed to help develop a monarch butterfly urban conservation strategy.

This 15 to 30 minute online survey is aimed at those individuals and organizations currently involved in a monarch related project, as well as those who might be in the future. The research team is interested in learning about a range of environmental practices that relate to the success of monarchs and other pollinators. More information and links to the survey in both English and Spanish are available here:

The Field Museum research team is also conducting interviews in person and over the phone. If you are interested in providing input this way, or if you have any questions or comments regarding the study, please contact the team at

Please note: This is a separate survey from the one conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). If you have already participated in the IDNR’s project, we would really appreciate you taking the time to complete our survey as well; the surveys complement each other.