Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$18 adults, $12 children

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$18 adults, $12 children

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Butterfly Resources

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Butterflies and Moths of North America is an ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data. For help with butterfly species in your garden, visit:

Monarch Joint Venture

The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States. To learn more visit:

Monarch Watch

Monarch Watch is an organization all about monarch butterfly conservation and milkweed habitat preservation. They provide resources about monarch biology, butterfly gardening, and educational resources. To learn more visit:


eButterfly is a free, user-friendly way for butterfly watchers across North America to record, archive and share their observations anytime, anywhere.  It is also an important tool for conservation, providing researchers with a comprehensive picture of the abundance and distribution of butterflies. To learn more visit:

North American Butterfly Association

The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) is the largest group of people in North America (Canada, United States, and Mexico) interested in butterflies. We are a membership-based not-for-profit organization working to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies. To learn more visit:

Monarchs in the Classroom

Monarchs in the Classroom aims to promote and facilitate inquiry-based education through original curricula and research opportunities. We use monarchs and other insects as focal organisms in inquiry-based teacher workshops and conduct an annual Insect Fair to spotlight student research. The monarch butterfly serves as an excellent tool to get students excited about science and to teach inquiry in the classroom. Want to learn how you can add pollinator education to your classroom, visit:

North American Butterfly Monitoring Network

The North American Butterfly Monitoring Network is made up of programs that monitor butterflies in North America, collaborating institutions, and the people who are involved in our many projects. We are a network of data collectors, data users, and informatics specialists dedicated to the goal of supporting the wide-spread collection and use of all types of information on butterflies. To learn more visit:


Iowa Native Plant Society

The Iowa Native Plant Society is a forum for plant enthusiasts, gardeners, and professional botanists to exchange ideas and information. Together they work to encourage conservation and ethical use of Iowa's plants, promote education about Iowa's plants, their habitats and cultural habits, preserve of these plants and their environment, and appreciate and enjoy Iowa's native flora. Visit:

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