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.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
We are enjoying good numbers of monarchs in Ontario.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
There are a few days left during which you can participate in the bio blitz. This is a perfect citizen scientist project for the family, and you will be contributing to the information scientists use to conserve monarchs and other pollinators.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Contrary to that flawed study, the monarchs you raise can indeed orient themselves to migrate.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Dried milkweed sap is just as dangerous to your eyes as wet milkweed sap!
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
This morning I watched a monarch lay eggs on dog strangling vine. I know that a monarch cannot survive on it, but will it take a bite? Many bites, until it dies from starvation?
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
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