2021, 288 pages, photographs, illustrations and range maps. The plight of the monarch butterfly has captured public attention, and sparked widespread interest in saving their dwindling populations. This in-depth portrait of the monarch butterfly covers its life cycle, remarkable relationship with milkweed, extraordinary migration, and the threats it now faces, due to habitat loss and climate change. The detailed instructions on how to design and create monarch-friendly landscapes are enriched by guidance on observing and understanding butterfly behavior and habits. Following the model of their previous best-selling book, 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, the Xerces Society provides at-a-glance profiles of the plant species that provide monarchs with nourishment. Commercially available plants range from dozens of species of milkweed—the only food of monarch caterpillars—to numerous flowering plants, shrubs, and trees, that provide nectar for the adult butterfly, including those that bloom late in the season, and sustain monarchs during their great migration. Gorgeous photographs of monarchs, and plants, plus illustrations, maps, and garden plans, make this a visually engaging guide. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to help shape a positive future for these important pollinators. Paperback; 6 X 8”.