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
If you live on the East Coast, you can help the scientists out by reporting your sightings of migration roosts.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Good news from Yosemite!
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
Have you checked out the Miles for Monarchs campaign recently launched by the Monarch Joint Venture? Miles for Monarchs is an exciting new way to support monarch butterflies and associated pollinator habitat through athletic activities. By way of running, walking, biking, hiking or paddling through monarch regions of the United States, individuals and communities can host or join with existing fun runs, 5k’s, or other events with the purpose of funding habitat projects for monarch butterflies across North America. More information here: https://donate.monarchjointventure.org/campaign/miles-for-monarchs/c211353
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
If you're anywhere near Montreal next week, you won't want to miss the Fiesta! Take the kids!
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
This app helps farmers and others record their pollinator habitat! We may not like Bayer, but at least they are putting some of their money into the solution.
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
The Monarch Butterfly Crusader
So many folks LOVE having a Butterfly Bush because it really draws in the butterflies. We had a few when we lived in Pennsylvania. When we first got them, I wasn't aware that they were a problem or else we never would have planted them.

Here in Tennessee we are trying to stay as native as possible and are steering clear of the Butterfly Bush. If you have seen my posts lately, I still have plenty of butterflies visiting my flowers without the infamous bush. 🙂