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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This year has had considerable numbers of monarchs appearing in October. But it still might be too early to count your caterpillars before they go through metamorphosis.
The Mahoning County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is once again collecting milkweed seed pods through November.
Monarch butterflies, Minnesota’s official state butterfly, spend their summer throughout the Midwest and migrate to Mexico in the fall to avoid the freezing winters. Most have already embarked on their more than 2,500-mile trek south to the sacred pine forests of central Mexico. Hear more about th...
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says keep collecting those milkweed pods — the plants help Monarch butterflies. The agency asked the public last month to collect milkweed pods so the seeds could be harvested and sown along with other native...