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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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.
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This is important, and easy to do. It's the best way we can know where the monarchs are. 🙂
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Does this crazy person remind you of.... you? Do you teach, as well? Would you like my free presentation to get you started? If so, write to me at monarchcrusader@gmail.com, and tell me whether you use powerpoint or keynote. Oh, I'll send you a script, as well.
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
It's looking like a good year for monarchs in the mid west. Please share with your friends who live there. Included is what kind of milkweed to grow, and where to buy it.
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
They're close!!!
The migration reached latitude 39°N this week across the southern United States, and a scattered few hardy butterflies have almost reached 41°N in Iowa and Illinois. (DuPage County's latitude is 41.8 N.)

https://journeynorth.org/monarchs/news/spring-2019/041819-eggs-galore
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Hear it explained by the expert!
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Spring 2019 monarch migration outlook with Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch
Monarch Watch founder Chip Taylor of the University of Kansas talks through the 2019 monarch migration compared to recent spring seasons.
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Before you decide which type of milkweed to plant, you might want to read the latest science on it.