Welcome to The Monarch Crusader!

If you’re here, you’re probably a nature lover, like me.  Or maybe you want to convince someone else to be one.  This is a great place to start.

The purpose of this site is to educate, and to promote conservation.  The information you need will be listed on my Resource page.  When the Junior Crusader pages are complete, you will have a roadmap of activities to help save the monarch, together with levels of achievement and rewards.

Raising monarch butterflies is an excellent Introduction to Nature  project for families, classrooms and youth groups.  It starts with a hunt for caterpillars, and ends with the release of a miracle less than a month later.  All sorts of discoveries abound along the way, while happy memories of friends and family expeditions are created.

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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader

Every day I scour dozens of news articles, blogs, discussion lists, facebook pages and groups and websites to bring you the best up to date information on what is happening in the monarch world. You receive only the smallest fraction of my posts, so please drop by and scroll. When you like, comment, or share, facebook sends the post to more people. This is the best way to get the most number of people inspired to conserve the monarch, and the rest of the ecosystem.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
A garden is a simple, but hugely meaningful thing. And more people are doing it, because people like us are talking about it.http://iecn.com/music-changing-lives-promotes-equity-in-outdoor-spaces-celebrates-23rd-anniversary/
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Happening now in Oklahoma.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Our most popular online course is back! Register today for the Complete Monarch Essentials (formerly known as the Monarch Short Course) --> bit.ly/MonarchEssentials

Join us for a total of 8 virtual classes from 6:30 - 8:00pm Central Time on Wednesday evenings, May 12th - June 30th. Class topics will include monarch biology, migration, threats, plant and insect identification, research and conservation, community science opportunities, and how to establish pollinator habitat.

2021 BONUS:
This year we're adding 3 optional Q&A sessions with MJV's Executive Director! Ask anything and everything you've wondered about monarchs, their habitat, and conservation efforts. Q&A sessions will be held May 27th (1-2pm CST), June 10th (4-5pm CST), and July 1st (4-5pm CST)

Registration Fee: $100 (includes 15 hours of virtual engagement with Monarch Joint Venture's staff of monarch experts!)