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MJV Welcomes Energy Resources Center to Fuel Monarch Conservation

The Energy Resources Center of the University of Illinois - Chicago has been performing research and outreach related to pollinator habitat on working landscapes for nearly two years, including facilitating the Rights of Way as Habitat Working Group  Read More »

The Next Generation of Monarch Conservation: Creating FFA Monarch Gardens

In 2016, the MJV, Monarch Lab and USFWS' NCTC partnered with FFA chapters and other community partners to help create more habitat to support monarchs and other pollinators.  Read More »

Prairie Restorations & Monarch Butterflies

The need for monarch habitat restoration is great. But it's important to ensure habitat restoration is based on good understanding of how seeds in the ground translate to plants on the landscape. Find out how the UMN Monarch Lab is doing this research.  Read More »

New Publication Reveals Birthplaces of Eastern Monarchs

A recently published study (Flockhart et al. 2017) builds on previous work describing the natal origin of eastern overwintering monarchs, and has new implications for monarch conservation.  Read More »

Rain, Shine or Squirrels, Pacific Grove Counts Western Monarchs

Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Candy Sarikonda shares her surprising experience participating in the Western Thanksgiving Count: rain, shine or squirrels, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History team participates in citizen science for monarchs!  Read More »