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
A leading international conservation group has designated the monarch butterfly as endangered, put it is still not legally protected.
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.