Dr. Karen Oberhauser's notes on findings from a recent paper by Ayşe Tenger-Trolander, Wei Lu, Michelle Noyes, and Marcus R. Kronforst at the University of Chicago, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, on genetic differences between commercially-bred monarchs and wild populations.
The June 2019 MLMP News covers the following topics:
- Monitoring Season is Ramping Up Across the Monarch Breeding Range!
- Journey North Monarch Update
- Join the 2019 International Monarch Monitoring Blitz!
- Training Resources
- Volunteer Spotlight: Jan Sharp
The second MLMP Spring Update highlights "Monarchs on the Move", MLMP's feature in PBS's American Spring Live (April 29 - May 1, 2019), and Journey North's Migration to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.
The Spring 2019 MLMP update includes information on MLMP, the monarch population in 2018 and population drivers, research on sedentary monarch populations, tachinid flies, and more!
Happy Spring! The Spring 2018 MLMP Newsletter shares information about the Power of Data, some recent MLMP Artistic Contributions, news about the new and improved data entry system, a volunteer highlight od Krystin Dozier and her team of volunteers in CA, and information about the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program!
In the Winter 2017-2018 MLMP Update, MLMP Director Karen Oberhauser discusses how there is no 'end-game' in conservation, and the important role citizen science plays in ongoing conservation work. We also learn how overwintering monarchs are counted, tips for monitoring with kids, and honor all the outstanding 2017 MLMP volunteers!
In this MLMP Update, learn tricks of the trade for finding all the caterpillars on a milkweed plant, get updates on Summer 2017 MLMP data so far, and the latest MLMP driven research! Find out how the first International Monarch Monitoring Blitz went this year, and how you can become an MLMP trainer.
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!
Contents: Against All Odds, a poem by George Kittell; 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.
Contents: My Summer as an MLMP Newbie; A Roadside Recovery: Destroyed MLMP Site Gets City Council Support; "Do I need a permit for this?" How to check if you need a permit, and why; Share Photos with the MLMP Gallery.
Contents: What the Data Say: Monarch Populations over Time; Tachinid Flies and Monarch Density; Interactions Between Migration and Disease; Milkweed Aphids; MLMP: Beyond the Data; Tips for a Successful Monitoring Season in 2011; MLMP Volunteer Photos; Driven to Discover: Citizen Science Research; Got Milkweed?; Volunteer Spotlight: John and Marlene Weber; Volunteer Honor Roll.
Contents: Upper Midwest Data Analysis; Western Overwintering Grounds;MLMP Volunteers: Advocates; Monarchs in the Desert; Driven to Discover & Key Monitoring Tips; Support Monarch Habitat!; Volunteers In Action; NewMLMP Website & Protocol; Non-native Milkweed; Journal Articles with MLMPData; MLMP Honor Roll; Monarch Store.
Contents: 2009 Real Science With Kids, The Effects and Importance of Predation on Immature Monarchs, Create a Butterfly Garden, Monarch Habitat Conservation, Ecoregional Planting Guides, Pollinator Conservation Efforts, Milkweed Identification, Monarch Monitoring Handbook: A Guide to Helping Monarchs, Visiting the People and Monarchs of Mexico, Texas Drought: How Rainfall Affects Monarchs, New Aphid Study.
Contents: 2008 The Deforestation in Monarch Overwintering Sites, Combining Monarch Data to Study the Monarch Species, Trilateral Monarch Monitoring Handbook, Oe Study by MLMP volunteer Diane Rock, More Monarch Research at Fair Oaks Ranch, Wasps and Monarchs, Recent MLMPResearch Publications, Milkweed Mysteries: An Update from Deb Marcinski, Monarch Crossword Puzzle, Volunteers in Action, Milkweed Dangers: Aphids and Slugs.
Contents: 2007 Monarch Numbers Update: From the milkweed fields and Mexico, Tachinid Flies and Monarchs (and Wasps!), Ilse Gebhard: Does Spotted Knapweed Repel Monarch Butterflies?, Milkweed Mysteries: Deb Marcinski, MLMP FAQs, Monarch Word Search, Monitoring Materials, Volunteers in Action, Milkweed in the Garden, Milkweed Mysteries: John Sanders and Karl Pauli, Black Shallow-Wort in central Vermont: Michael Bald.
Contents: 2006 Monarch Numbers Update: From the milkweed fields and Mexico…, Possible Changes in Monarch Fall Migration Detected in Texas, Geographical Variation: How did 2004 and 2005 Stack up?, Monarch Crossword Puzzle, MLMP Volunteers Attend Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly Symposium, Monitoring Materials, Volunteer Spotlight: Annette Strom, Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Gatchel, MLMP Volunteers Hard at Work, Project MonarchHealth: A new citizen science opportunity!, MLMP Want-ads: Researchers Needed!, A Curious Find in California, Monarch Migration Along Lake Michigan by Ilse Gebhard.
Contents: 2005 Monarch Numbers Update, Geographical Variation: How did 2004 Stack up?, A Curious Find in Florida, Male or Female, Matching Game: What’s in YOUR Milkweed Patch?, The MLMP Goes to College, Some of Beth’s Students’ Projects, Monarch Materials, Volunteer Spotlight: Sandy Cofran, Trapped in a Pupa for Six Weeks, MLMP Volunteers Hard at Work, Monarch Monitoring Challenges, Train-the Trainer Sessions: 2002-2004, Trainer Spotlight: Judy Packard, Monarch Breeding Distribution under a Changed Climate.
Contents: 2004 What do the Numbers Say: 2003 North Monarch Breeding Numbers, Tachinid Flies: Where were they in 2003?, Monarch Lab Research: Mosquito Spray and Monarchs, Monarchs and Global Climate Change, 2004 Storm in Mexico Colonies, Sneaky Look-Alikes, Test Your Monitoring Know-How, MLMP and Student Research: Laura Molenaar, science teacher on sabbatical with the MLMP, Monitoring Materials, MLMP Much More Than Monarchs, MLMP Volunteers Hard at Work, Mostly, FAQ's, Putting a Face to the Name: 2004 U MN MLMP Crew, MLMP Trainer Spotlight: Duane Flynn & Suzanne Simmons, MLMP Trainers and Train-the-Trainer Session, Royal Visitor by Paul G. Dextraze, MLMP Findings in Print!
Contents: 2003 Monarch Numbers: What can the MLMP tell us about the effects of the January 2002 Storm in Mexico?, An Endangered Royal Flight by Sanny Oberhauser, Geographical Variation: How did 2002 Stack up?, Predation and Parasitism in the Milkweed Patch, Milkweed Community Matching Game, Monarchs and Biotechnology, Milkweed Mania, Quick Tips for Successful Monitoring, What a Site!: Finding a monitoring site, Reflections from MLMP volunteers, Meet the MLMP Staff, MLMP and Middle School Student Research, New Partnerships, Trainer Spotlight: Ridlon (Kip) Kiphart, Monarch Butterfly Biology and Conservation, Milkweed, Monarchs and More.
Contents: MLMP News; Monarch And Citizen Science; Geographical Variation In Monarch Densities; Monarchs And Their Natural Enemies; Monitoring Fall Reproduction; Year-To-Year Variation In Monarch Densities; Spotlight On A Volunteer; Returning Data; What Is MLMP?
Contents: Monitoring News; Monitoring Results; Participants’ Reflections; Acknowledgements; Call For 2000 Volunteers; Workshop Announcements.