Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Trump's kids shooting big-game endangered species.

Trump's Kids shooting big game endangered species

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Climate Change affecting the Monarch Butterfly

     You'll enjoy this issue of the "Monarch Butterfly Happenings!" newsletter. Visit the VIDEO section and watch the five vids I selected on how to create a Monarch butterfly garden in your yard. When you help the Monarch, you help a host of other butterflies and songbirds, too.
     Newsletter highlights:
  1. The decline of the Monarch along California's coast.
  2. How climate change is affecting the Monarch and what we can do about it.
  3. How to attract Monarch butterflies.
  4. Where have all the Monarchs gone? Yes, the population is way down this year, at least in my neck of the woods!
  5. Texas Comptroller partners with Texas A&M, Sam Houston State University to study the Monarch butterfly...thanks guys and gals!
  6. Don't forget to watch the 5 videos in the VIDEO section!
     Enjoy this issue of the "Monarch Butterfly Happenings!" newsletter! Have friends who enjoy Monarchs and would like to receive the newsletter? Send them HERE.

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. enjoys the Monarch Butterfly and is dedicated to spreading the word about Danaus plexippus! Subscribe to the free "Monarch Butterfly Happenings!" newsletter for timely updates on this wonderful creature.

Monday, May 23, 2016


     We encourage people to help the Monarch butterfly by creating special wildlife-friendly spaces in their yards and at their places of business. By doing this you not only increase biodiversity and benefit hundreds of other species of flora and fauna, but you also provide yourself a summertime of entertainment. Got comments or ideas for us? We'd enjoy hearing from  you- Contact Us

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Tagged Adirondack Monarch Butterfly Recovered in Mexico!

Monarch tagged in the Adirondacks recovered in Mexico!
     The May 23, 2016 ISSUE of Monarch Butterfly Happenings! newsletter is out and it is choked full of nifty stories about Monarchs and creative ways to make your yard a paradise that they will enjoy and thrive in.
     I hand-pick the articles for each issue and placed  "How To Build A Butterfly and Pollinator Garden in 7 Steps" as the lead headline. In addition, check out these happenings in the newsletter:
  • A tagged Monarch from the Adirondacks was recovered in Mexico
  • Carpet the countryside...and your yard...with milkweed "bombs" and give struggling monarchs a chance. 
  • Demanding federal protection for monarchs and other species!
  • Female or male monarch? See the differences.
  • 5 spring plants that could save the monarch butterfly!
  • Milkweed project aims to restore Iowa butterfly habitat.
  • With help from farmers, the Monarch Butterfly will not go extinct.
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     There's much more in this issue! I hope you convert some of your yards to become wildlife-friendly places. Enjoy the May 23, 2016 Issue of Monarch Butterfly Happenings! 

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. enjoys his wildlife-friendly suburban yard and is devoted to saving the Monarch butterfly. Contact him on the Secure Contact Form.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Monarch Butterfly numbers used to be in the billions

     Yahoo! The April 11, 2016 Issue of Monarch Butterfly Happenings! is out. This issue has neat updates and stories about the Monarch Butterfly, including the four biggest hazards they face. Also included are hand-selected stories about how the Monarch is headed for extinction and the reason to include it on the Endangered Species List. 
     Two short decades ago, over a billion monarchs flew up into the U.S. from Mexico seeking milkweed plants to lay their eggs on. Maybe, those numbers will come back...someday. This 4/11/16 Issue of Monarch Butterfly Happenings! also has informative articles on the great snowstorm in Mexico that killed many of our black and orange friends. You'll also learn about David Suzuki's foundation which hosts #gotmilkweed and Monarch Manifesto campaigns to help bring back the monarch.
     There's much more, too! Happy reading about the Monarch Butterfly.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Michigan plants 400,000 Milkweeds to help Monarch Butterfly!

This December 28, 2015 issue of "Monarch Butterfly Happenings!" has some uplifting articles, including the Headline reporting of 400,000 milkweed plants being planted in Michigan! Click "Monarch Butterfly Happenings!" and have an enjoyable read!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


My wife & I released 208 Monarch butterflies this year- here's
the last one, a male.
From deforestation in Mexico to a dwindling food supply in the U.S., Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border.

Funds available to restore Monarch butterfly habitats. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded a nearly $250,000 grant to seven Oklahoma tribes to restore important monarch habitat on tribal lands and create in-state sources for much-needed milkweed production. The award is part of a first round of 22 grants totaling $3.3 million for projects across the country deemed most important to recovery of the iconic orange-and-black butterflies. 

Kim Nelson of Raymond, Wisconsin raises and releases Monarch butterflies. She represents and is the poster child of "Monarch lovers" everywhere. Hooray for Kim! 

Millions of Monarch butterflies are now visiting Texas, ready to treat the state as an all-you-can-eat buffet, building up fat levels that sustain them all winter in the cool mountains of Mexico. Did you know Texas has more milkweed types than any other state? 

Harvesting milkweed is vital to sustaining the Monarch butterfly.  By harvesting the pods of common milkweed plants, which contain the plant’s seeds, and then planting those seeds — or even just spreading them — in areas that aren’t mowed, governments and individuals can help grow more of the plants, which are vital to the monarchs’ life cycle.                                                                                   

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. enjoys his wildlife-friendly suburban yard and is devoted to saving the Monarch butterfly. Contact him on the Secure Contact Form.