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

Blog

Category: Monarch Conservation Efforts

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 »

Monarchs and Permits for Roadside Mowing in Minnesota

A recent study from the U of MN Monarch Lab (Kasten et. al, 2016) shows that roadsides, if managed appropriately, have the potential to be productive breeding habitat for monarchs. Monarchs need milkweed to reproduce and feed on as caterpillars, and development and changing land use has removed a lot of milkweed and native nectar plants from the landscape, especially in agricultural areas. Roadside rights-of-way provide an exciting opportunity for pollinator habitat because they make up a large area of undeveloped land in a rapidly changing landscape. Read More »

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