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 brilliant monarch awareness event is worthy of support.
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Monarch Ultra
The effervescent Jeannine Taylor from kawarthaNOW.com shared with us why she decided to sponsor the Monarch Ultra...a local Peterborough project goes global with ultrarunners running a 50km or 100km leg each across North America in order to raise awareness of monarch butterflies whose populations are in decline. Our 4,300km ultra marathon & documentary project will engage communities in Canada, USA and Mexico as we aim to inspire people into environmental & climate action. And what better way to tell the epic story of the monarch's migration by running in their shoes! Please consider supporting our project by becoming a sponsor. With immense gratitude & respect, xx The Monarch Ultra Team
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
How can Monarch Watch provide grants for this kind of success story? Because people like you, contribute.
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Mark this on your calendar!
January 2020 in California!
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
DECATUR — City leaders will explore new rules that would allow residents to grow native prairie gardens on their properties, a move previously not allowed by city code that requires
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Please volunteer, and bring your friends.
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The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
If you live near Hamilton Ontario, you can get your milkweed here. I recommend swamp. It is easy to grow, and the monarchs love it.