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
Monarch migration news: More reports of peak activity and roosts have come in from Mexico as monarchs approach their overwintering grounds. Out west, monarchs are reaching the last leg of their journey as they enter California and move through Arizona.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
This is the last of the milkweed bugs in Toronto. And then, all that will be left to shoot is exploding milkweed pods.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
GM is including 16 acres of wildlife habitat, including monarch habitat, at is revamped factory in Detroit! https://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/gm-unveils-factory-zero-as-it-embarks-on-electric-vehicle-push-1.5148605
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Toronto mailbox is a memorial to her sister.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
If I lived in Mexico, I would make an extra effort to visit the sanctuaries, (except Cerro Pelon) and spend as much money as I could there, and bring people. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/health-protocols-in-place-ready-for-arrival-of-monarch-butterflies/ I would go on week days, first thing in the morning, then return at the end of the day. 😉