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     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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monarch Butterfly Happenings! A nationwide network of Monarch Waystations?

     Welcome to the November 22, 2016 issue of “MonarchButterfly Happenings!” newsletter! I just got an email from a new subscriber who lives in Solon, Ohio. He wanted to know how to help the Monarch butterfly to survive, so this issue has articles on how individuals are helping the Monarch to survive, yard-by-yard, school-by-school, and business-by-business.
     Many are helping out! Third-graders in Westerville, Ohio became lobbyists to protect the Monarch, and waystations for Monarchs are being planned for Arizona parks. The importance of creating a Monarch butterfly garden in your yard and business is also explained.
     I’m excited about the $89,000 grant provided by the Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It is helping the Southwest Monarch Study to build Monarch Waystations in Arizona’s parks. Let’s expand this initiative! The hundreds of thousands of miles of Interstate-highway medium strips and the millions of miles of major state highways can someday become a nationwide grid of Monarch Waystations, a coast-to-coast system that protects all pollinators!
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Illinois License Plate designed to aid Monarch Butterfly

Female Monarch visiting my Monarch Waystation
     You’ll enjoy this 8/22/16 Issue of MonarchButterfly Happenings!, for it has article about everyday people and their attempts to save the Monarch Butterfly. The mayor of Topeka has pledged to save the Monarch as well! Thank you, mayor! There’s a nice article I selected that explains how you too, can do things around your yard to help the dwindling numbers of Monarchs. Here’s some other highpoints of the 8/22/16 Issue of Monarch Butterfly Happenings!:

·        Help Monarchs with milkweed seed pod collections.

·        A video explains why the Monarch is disappearing

·        A farmer wants to know what he can do about Monarchs, Milkweeds and GE crops

·        Monarchs in trouble: Where’s the EPA is an article from Friends of the Earth magazine

·        A new Illinois license plate is meant to boost the Monarch butterfly population.

     There’s much more in this newsletter to read. Thank you for subscribing to it. I hope it gives you some ideas on how you can help the Monarch! Click HERE and enjoy the read!
      Know a friend who loves Monarchs like you and would like to read this newsletter? Send them HERE. Thanks!
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.


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

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.