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Category: Monarch Citizen Science

Spring 2017 MLMP Newsletter Now Available!

The Spring 2017 MLMP Update Newsletter is now available online! Check out the newsletter for an update on volunteer habitat restoration at Coldwater Springs; Spring Monitoring Tips; a butterfly poem by George Kittell, called The Transformation; MLMP How- To: Distinguishing One Milkweed Plant from Another; and MLMP Data Used in Monarch Pasasitoid Webinar! Read 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! 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 »

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