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 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.
Monarchs rising from the ash
I recently went to Orchard Hills Elementary school to tag and release a couple of wild monarch butterflies. I do this often. It’s always rewarding, and a lot of fun to interact with a class full of wiggling, giggling first-graders who just can’t wait to raise their hands and answer a que...