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.
FOLLOW THE MONARCH CRUSADER ON FACEBOOK
The Vanishing Flights of the Monarch Butterfly
Habitat loss, the proliferation of herbicides and insecticides, and increased temperatures due to climate change are threatening populations of monarch on their yearly migration to Mexico.
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