Help Protect Monarch Butterfly Habitat – and See Your Donation Matched 4:1

Monarch butterflies thrive at this 63-acre property. This picture was taken at the property in 2015. Help us protect this special sanctuary for butterflies!

An incredible 63-acre Monarch butterfly habitat in Ohio County just came up for auction. Chyrs Cook, a Board member who lives nearby and is an advocate for Monarchs, has been visiting the property for two years. She has never seen so many Monarch caterpillars in one place in Indiana.

The auction is set for Tuesday, Dec. 19. The expected price is $250,000.

A generous donor has offered to match your contribution 4:1.Thanks to our donor, your $20 donation becomes $100, or your $250 becomes $1,250.

The donor will contribute up to $200,000, which means that we need to raise $50,000.

We’ve already secured $27,150. Your gift will help us place a winning bid at the auction.

To help purchase this Monarch habitat and protect it forever – and see your donation quadruple – mail your contribution by Dec. 13th, or click here to donate online right now. All donations received between now and Dec. 19 will be matched 4:1.

A few notes: If we do not successfully bid on the property at auction, we will set these funds aside for future land purchases. We will accept pledges for large contributions. Contact Liz Brownlee, our Executive Director, at (317) 258-5217 or with questions and pledges.

Thank you for helping protect this special butterfly habitat!


A few pictures from the 63-acre Monarch butterfly habitat we are working to protect in Ohio County.

Click here to donate and a generous donor will match your gift 4:1!



Still looking for that perfect gift?


Donate in your loved one’s name today. The gift will be matched 4:1, so you (they!) will be making a significant difference.

When you fill out the donation form online, just select “Gift Membership.”

You can’t put 63-acres of butterfly habitat in a package, so we’ll email you a certificate to print out and wrap up, showing pictures of the property that your loved ones helped to protect.