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Monarchs as a Flagship

When asked the day old question, "Why monarchs?" we never hesitate to share the many reasons to focus on monarch butterflies as a flagship species for conservation.  Read More »

Monarchs in the Media!

A record low monarch population during winter 2012-13 called for a record high effort in raising awareness during the 2013 monarch migratory and breeding seasons. Monarch experts, enthusiasts, and citizen scientists stepped up to the challenge.  Read More »

Citizen Science Opportunities - Fall Migration 2013

As the fall migration begins it is imperative that we document our observations of this phenomenal event by participating in citizen science projects, such as Journey North or Monarch Watch Tagging.  Read More »

Oberhauser Announced as Citizen Science Champion of Change

Dr. Karen Oberhauser from the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab was selected for the White House Citizen Science Champions of Change Award for her extensive work with monarch citizen science programs.  Read More »

Monarch Butterfly Google Earth Tour

Encylopedia of Life has created a Google Earth tour of monarchs and their journey across North America. From geographic animations to citizen scientist and researcher interviews, the video covers breeding, migration, and overwintering.  Read More »