University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
612-625-5000

The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Biology & Research

Biology & Research

Learn more about the complex biology and natural history of monarchs, from identifying instars to following their migration patterns, and learn about what researchers are studying.

Education & Gardening

Education & Gardening

Monarchs and gardens can be useful educational tools in both formal classroom settings and informal learning environments. This page provides more information on Monarch Lab workshops, curriculum guides, and butterfly gardening.

MLMP

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

The MLMP is a program in which volunteer citizen scientists collect and report real scientific data on monarch egg and larval distribution and abundance from their monarch breeding habitat(s).

Store

Monarch Store

A place to buy all of your monarch-related things! Shop for curriculum guides, monitoring supplies, other educational materials and more.

Winter 2016-2017 MLMP Newsletter Now Available!

The Winter 2016-2017 MLMP Update Newletter is now available online! Check out the newsletter for a monarch poem by George Kittell, called Against All Odds; Winter Monitoring Tips; MLMP Summer 2016 Data update; MLMP Tachinid Fly Discovery Update; MLMP Scenario - How should I keep my monarchs organized?; New Research Uses MLMP Data to Inform Monarch Conservation!

Winter 2016-2017 MLMP Newsletter Now Available!

Latest News

Milkweed Courses Available at St. Olaf

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:52 am

Attention Minnesota Teachers, We are pleased to share an opportunity for two free workshops for teachers this summer at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.  Both offer stipends for participation. Read More »

From Our Blog

Winter 2016-2017 MLMP Newsletter Now Available!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:23 am

The Winter 2016-2017 MLMP Update Newletter is now available online! Check out the newsletter for a monarch poem by George Kittell, called Against All Odds; Winter Monitoring Tips; MLMP Summer 2016 Data update; MLMP Tachinid Fly Discovery Update; MLMP Scenario - How should I keep my monarchs organized?; New Research Uses MLMP Data to Inform Monarch Conservation! Read More »

About

About Us

Meet Monarch Lab staff and students and get to know our history.

Donate

Donate

Many different Monarch Lab programs will benefit from a financial contribution. Read more about how to support our work.

Conservation

Monarch Conservation

The UMN Monarch Lab is a partner of the Monarch Joint Venture, a national partnership working to conserve the monarch migration in the U.S.

  • © 2016 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy