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Category: Monarch Conservation

Remarkable Butterfly Videos from Monarch Lab PhD Candidate Carl Stenoien

Unless a lepidopterist or an avid butterfly citizen scientist, most people never have the opportunity to witness the amazing process of butterfly metamorphosis, or some of the lesser-known aspects of the lives of caterpillars and butterflies. This notion motivated Carl Stenoien, a PhD student in Karen Oberhauser's "Monarch Lab" at the University of Minnesota, to film and broadcast YouTube videos of several butterfly species morphing into pupae, emerging as butterflies, and interacting with little-known parasitoids. Read More »

Pollinator Policy Forum

State Representative Leon Lillie (DFL – North St. Paul) is hosting a pollinator policy forum which will be moderated by Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul). The event is free and open to the public. Read More »

The Monarch Lab and KARE 11 are on a Mission

KARE 11 is on a Monarch Mission. The local MN news station is gearing up for a summer of education and outreach by promoting what YOU can do to help the declining population of monarch butterflies. What better place for KARE to start their Mission than the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab! Read More »

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