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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Monarch Butterfly Fund
Registration is now open for our exciting, January 27th MBF webinar: "MONARCHS IN MEXICO - PEOPLE CARE!" - special online event with first-hand accounts of monarchs wintering in Mexico, given by individuals who study and work to save them.
When: Jan 27, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register at: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KEmmS0c7SSaf3syrhTCz_g
Ernest Williams, MBF Board Member and Professor of Biology Emeritus at Hamilton College will describe how the forest protects the overwintering monarchs. Alfonso Alonso, MBF Board Member and Conservation Biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute will describe how monarchs are counted at the Mexico wintering sites. Guadalupe Del Rio, President of the conservation organization Alternare, will describe how her organization works with local communities on sustainable development and forest conservation. Hosted by MBF Board members, this webinar will be an interesting and hopeful (but realistic) account of an amazing insect and the people who care about them.
We hope to see you there!
Monarch Butterfly Fund: Alfonso Alonso, Don Davis, Mónica Missrie, Eli Moreno, Gail Morris, Karen Oberhauser, Isabel Ramírez, Ernest Williams
Grace and Jamie saving the Monarchs
This sweet little lady blessed me with the honor of raising her babies!!! 🐛
Watch her go from flower to flower, curl her abdomen under and release an egg. I do a close up on a flower bud after she leaves. It’s very hard to see but there’s an egg! It’s a yellowish/white tiny ball.