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 plants available for monarch butterflies at the right times of the year.
Tulsa World: ODOT Mowing for Milkweeds
Monarch Watch is providing free milkweed seedlings to schools and non-profits, as well as for large-scale restoration projects.
Okies for Monarchs is featured in a new short video documentary about monarch conservation in Oklahoma. Watch, learn, and plant milkweed!
The eastern monarch population declined 26% from last year to 2.10 hectares, while scientists estimate that at least 6 hectares are needed to sustain the population.
Deadlines are quickly approaching for a USDA-NRCS program that can help Oklahoma farmers and ranchers manage their property for monarch butterfly habitat.
Monarch Watch is now accepting pre-orders for milkweed plants, to be shipped in the spring. Seedlings are sold by the flat, with varieties sorted by region.