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
Delightful and informative.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
If you start planning it this weekend, you might still be able to organize a monarch festival for Septemberish. Everything you need, other than 3 or 4 dedicated friends, is in this publication.http://www.mybfci.org/education/docs/ButterflyFestivalManual.pdf
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
NRDC has long partnered with Monarch Watch, a Kansas-based nonprofit dedicated to establishing and preserving critical milkweed habitat for monarchs. Since 2014, the group has distributed free milkweed plants to more than 800 schools and nonprofits across the country—an important task because monarch population numbers remain dangerously low due to the use of milkweed-killing herbicides like glyphosate. Learn more about how you can help these magnificent butterflies: https://on.nrdc.org/2X1OFCr
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
NRDC
NRDC has long partnered with Monarch Watch, a Kansas-based nonprofit dedicated to establishing and preserving critical milkweed habitat for monarchs. Since 2014, the group has distributed free milkweed plants to more than 800 schools and nonprofits across the country—an important task because monarch population numbers remain dangerously low due to the use of milkweed-killing herbicides like glyphosate. Learn more about how you can help these magnificent butterflies: https://on.nrdc.org/2X1OFCr
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Even though the tag was not ideally place, the monarch made it from Michigan to Mexico. Of course, Dr. Urquhart place them right over the edge, and they made it.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Here's a milkweed you don't see every day.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Give this a try. Pick the plants you like, and it will tell you which butterflies they will attract. Or, choose the butterfies you like, and it will tell you what to plant!