Posts Categorized: Wild for Monarchs

New Monarch Watch Citizen Scientist Project

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Citizen Scientists Project Monarch Watch is seeking the immediate assistance of hundreds of monarch enthusiasts (citizen scientists) in collecting observations of monarchs in their area during the spring and fall. This project is an attempt to assemble quantitative data on monarch numbers at critical times during the breeding season. The data from these observations will more »

The 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, and Other Milkweeds You Should Know

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Perennial Plant of the Year Each year since 1990, the Perennial Plant Association has designated a “Perennial Plant of the Year.” The designation has become well known amongst growers, landscapers, gardeners, and others who eagerly await the announcement each year. Selection often launches the chosen plant into the mainstream, making it more widely available. While more »

Monarch Release at WILD Center

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Several Wild Ones members brought their monarch chrysalises along to our recent Annual Conference at the WILD Center, so we had the good fortune to see several monarch butterflies released.  View the video of a monarch release and let us know your thoughts about the potential loss of the monarch butterfly in the Midwest by commenting to more »

Milkweed Toxins a Problem for Those who actively forage on the Plants

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We received the following question recently from a SFE grant applicant: “Does the garden have to contain milkweed to qualify for the Monarch Waystation portion of the grant funds?  Our public school system will not allow us to plant milkweed as it may be poisonous.” This is the answer from Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor: “Monarch Waystations more »

Wild Ones Annual Conference — Flight of the Monarch

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The public is invited to attend this year’s annual Wild Ones conference held under the circus tent in the WILD Center prairie August 14-16, 2015 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Friday evening’s reception, August 14, features author Bill Berry who will tell conference attendees about the amazing people featured in his book Banning DDT:  How Citizen Activists more »

Free Milkweed Through Monarch Watch

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Beginning in September 2015 and  running through spring and fall 2016, Monarch Watch will be offering free milkweed plugs for large-scale restoration projects. If you have a project in need of milkweed, check out their Monarch Watch webpage for more information about applying for these free plugs. And if you’re in need of milkweed plugs for smaller projects, more »

Did you Miss Pollinator Week?

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Last week was Pollinator Week 2015, a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of bees, bats, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. If you missed the action last week, never fear!  It’s not too late to do your part to encourage friends, family and neighbors to think about our hardworking pollinators.  Or to talk to your municipal officials about pollinator health. And it’s more »

Encyclical on the Environment

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There will be much discussion during the coming months about Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment  presented on June 18th calls for swift action to curb actions which fan climate change.  He declared it caused by human-kind and called for Christians to save our planet by refraining from ecological sin. Throughout the paper, Francis presents the understanding that more »

Million Pollinator Garden Campaign

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How better to celebrate Pollinator Week then to register your garden in the Million Pollinator Garden Campaign. Wild Ones has recently partnered with the National Pollinator Garden Network in support of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.  The campaign developed in conjunction with the White House’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and more »