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Newsletter and Updates

Missed The Parasitoids Webinar? Watch It Here!

Most parasitoids are tiny wasps and flies that reproduce by laying eggs on or inside of other insects. Those offspring develop by eating the host from the inside, eventually killing it. Parasitoids lead lifestyles that may seem alien to us, but they are an extremely diverse and important part of our ecosystems.  Read More »

Monarch Parasitoids Webinar this Thursday!

The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project is presenting this week in the Monarch Joint Venture Monarch Conservation Webinar Series on the latest research results from citizen scientist contributions to MLMP! Join us this Thursday (3/20) by registering here: Read More »

MLMP Featured on SciStarter Newsletter

SciStarter is celebrating Pollinator Week in this week’s newsletter. They featured many citizen science groups that focus on studying and protecting our beloved pollinators! MLMP was one of those groups featured, as well as BeeSpotter, Great Sunflower Project, BAMONA, Bumble Bee Watch and DigiVol. Check out the newsletter to learn more about these pollinator groups and get involved!  Read More »

Funding available for citizen science projects in Wisconsin

A request for proposals has been issued by the Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Partnership Program! Individuals, organizations, agencies, etc. can apply for up to $5000 to fund citizen-based monitoring efforts of plants, animals, and habitats in WI. Projects that provide priority monitoring information will be considered, and the MLMP is on this list! If you or others you know are looking for financial support for monarch monitoring (or other citizen science projects) in Wisconsin, please take advantage of this opportunity. The deadline is June 6th!  The RFP (request for proposals) is available on the Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network website at Read More »

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