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Category: Monarch Citizen Science

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! Read More »

Collecting Data on Reared Monarchs for Citizen Science

The decreasing monarch population has ignited concern across the country and many people are working to conserve this iconic species through actions like planting milkweed and nectar sources, limiting pesticide use, and engaging communities through educational efforts. Another great way to get involved is to join a citizen science project, and help to inform future priorities for monarch conservation across the United States. Read More »

Wanted: Unexpected Cycnia Observations

The unexpected cycnia moth (Cycnia inopinatus) is a milkweed dependent moth species. We are interested in documenting observations from throughout its geographic range (Great Plains to the East Coast), so we can learn more about its habitat requirements and where it is located. Volunteer-collected data will be used to model potential habitat throughout the entirety of its range.  Read More »

2010 MLMP updates from Karen Oberhauser

Dear MLMP Monitors: There’s no milkweed up in central Minnesota yet, but it’s good to read reports of monarchs moving north from southern MLMP team members. I’m sending a few quick reminders about the upcoming monitoring season, our new website, and exciting data analyses. Since we’ve made a few changes to our data sheets, please download them from the website to make sure you’re using the most current versions. As always, please let us know if you have questions or comments, and THANKS for your great work. Read More »

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