Category Archives: Monarch butterfly

Monarchs Are in Trouble and They Need Everyone’s Help

Ecological restoration, civic engagement, and people working for the common good will be components of a successful monarch recovery strategy The annual monarch migration is one of the most magnificent and intriguing of all natural phenomena but this natural spectacle … Continue reading

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Fall is The Time to Sow Milkweed Seeds

  More Milkweed Plants If you, like me, want more milkweed plants in your butterfly or pollinator garden next summer, now is the time to get started. You can sow seeds outdoors this fall either in pots, in flats, or … Continue reading

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“Flight of the Monarchs” Screening to Raise Funds for Friends of Lake Wingra

From our friends at Friends of Lake Wingra (FoLW) comes this reminder that there are things each of us can do to help the monarch butterfly.  Aiding the monarch is a true act of ecological restoration “Hello monarch lovers, “It’s … Continue reading

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Sightings of Free-range Monarchs* in Southern Wisconsin Are Rare So Far This Year

But reports of sightings have increased in the second and third weeks of August. Sightings of monarchs are few and far between here in southern Wisconsin.  I saw my first monarch of the season on Friday August 12 in a … Continue reading

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A Summer Among the Monarch Butterflies

I spent this past summer rearing and then releasing monarch butterflies back into the wild where they could join the annual fall migration to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  In all, I reared 5 monarchs–two out of three from eggs … Continue reading

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