Monarch Butterflies are welcome in Wheaton! In 2022, The City of Wheaton was named a Monarch City USA in recognition of the actions our City takes to help monarch butterflies thrive. Wheaton is one of only 6 communities in Illinois to achieve this designation from the Monarch City USA foundation. Nearly a billion monarch butterflies have vanished since 1990, but efforts like planting nectar plants and milkweed help promote their recovery. Some of the actions Wheaton has taken include incorporating native plant beds in our Downtown Streetscape Project, promoting Wheaton's annual Native Plant Sale to encourage residents to plant native species all over Wheaton, and reducing the use of herbicides.
You may contact the City of Wheaton Public Works Forestry division for more information at 1-630-260-2122.