A nonprofit environmental education and conservation public charity. Our purpose is to promote organic gardening and open pollination for biodiversity, dedicated to teaching about the risks of invasive species and genetic engineering to the food supply, and their impact on the environment, other species, indigenous and native crops, and health. Educational lectures, films, and CD photo presentations on the plight of the monarch butterfly and food safety issues. We offer milkweed seed to promote the planting of native milkweed in order to provide food for the monarch. Milkweed is the host plant, and the insect is dependent upon this plant for its survival. Visit the Monarch Butterfly Habitat,parking and handicap parking next to Monarch Butterfly Habitat. The Visitor Center/Store specializes in Fine Art of local and seashore landscape and oriental art from Japan and Thailand, textiles and unique gifts. Fiber art, collectibles, jewelry, books and more donated by members and butterfly friends.
Hours of Operation
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend: Thur, Fri & Sat 10am-2pm. The sanctuary is open to the public during daylight summer hours.
Hwy 63 in Shell Lake; East side of the road.
Runs Memorial Day through Labor Day
- Disabled Access
- Specialty Shop
Natural Attractions Type
- Wildlife refuges & reserves