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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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
Butler Butterfly Lady
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. 🙂