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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This Mexican company makes plastic-free cutlery from avocado seeds.
National Geographic: Milkweed and Monarchs risk extinction
Steve Wampler became famous when he somehow scaled El Capitan in Yosemite even though he uses a wheelchair. On Friday September 17, 2010, with help from a support team, he became the first person with cerebral palsy ever to climb it.
Beautiful, fragrant, easy to grow, will not take over your garden, and monarchs lay eggs on it? You can't beat this cultivar, often available at your favourite nursery.
Monarch Joint Venture
This new resource by our partner the Environmental Defense Fund provides guidance for western landowners to engage in monarch conservation.