The Tulsa Zoo participates in the National Monarch Watch Program developed by the University of Kansas. The Tulsa Zoo is a registered and certified waystation for Monarch Butterflies. Without certain plant species throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Similarly, without nectar from flowers, these fall migratory monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico
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Monarch Conservation and Habitat Restoration
The goals of this project are to promote the planting of milkweed and native Oklahoma flowers which provide the resources necessary for monarch butterflies. To maintain specific monarch habitats on Zoo grounds that will assist and sustain their migration periods. The Tulsa Zoo also works in partnership with the Monarch Initiative of Tulsa, a special project of the Tulsa Garden Center, to facilitate awareness about the Monarch Waystation program and to share knowledge on how to become a registered and certified habitat for monarchs at your home or business.
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