A leading international conservation group has designated the monarch butterfly as endangered, put it is still not legally protected.
President’s Note: Western Monarch Population in Decline
The latest numbers for the western monarch show the population in decline, with just 1,914 overwintering monarchs in the western flyway!
President’s Note: Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program
Get trained to monitor monarchs right in your own back yard (or back forty).
Apply by Dec. 21 for NRCS Monarch Habitat Funding
December 21 is the deadline for farmers and ranchers to apply for funding from the current round of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Tulsa World: ODOT Mowing for Milkweeds
The Tulsa World has a story on how the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has been trying out different roadside mowing schedules to find out which work best to keep milkweed…
President’s Note: Monarch Butterflies
Many of you may be aware of the plight of the monarch butterfly. This iconic species is struggling to maintain and grow its population. Each year surveys are conducted in…
Monarch Butterfly Numbers Drop by 27 Percent in Mexico
from Phys.org: The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year’s recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government…
Oklahoma and the Monarchs: Lend a Hand!
This story from Tulsa’s News on 6 Scott Thompson beautifully summarizes the status of the Monarch butterfly and what Oklahomans can do to help save this favorite from disappearing forever. Click…
You Can Help Save the Monarch Butterfly!
When it comes to monarch butterflies, there’s good news and bad news. Let’s go with the bad news first. The rivers of monarch butterflies that once flowed over Oklahoma’s towns,…
Save the Monarch: the Oklahoma Way Station
Oklahoma is an important way station on both the spring and fall migrations of the Eastern Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Monarchs leave their winter home in Mexico in February and March and…