Monthly Archives:: June 2013

Welcome to our newest Wild Ones Chapter

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We are pleased to welcome the Blue Ridge Chapter to the Wild Ones family.  Named after the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountain, our newest chapter encompasses the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Clark, Frederick, Warren Fauquier and Rappahanock in Virginia, the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and  the counties of Hagerstown and Frederick in Maryland.  Chapter President more »

Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas

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The Native Plant Society of Texas has their own “Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas” program that we promote. This past year we gave away $4000 in grants to promote planting milkweed in gardens throughout the state and included the chance to become a certified Monarch waystation. We sent out press releases for this program more »

Monarchs in real danger last year

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The Monarchs were in real danger last year.  It wasn’t just the weather.  I saw the highest mortality rate ever last year.  Of the few eggs I managed to find in July and August, only half of them hatched.  Of the caterpillars that I had in every instar, despite proper rearing technique, at least 50% more »

Students never tire of the cycle.

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I am wild about monarchs and have been for years.  While other teachers have received painted ladies in the mail I have been getting caterpillars out of our butterfly garden.  Students never tire of the cycle. I learned about your program at a Wild Ones meeting today and came home and opened my Journal and more »