Monarch Watch Blog

Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Capturing a Honeybee Swarm (video)

13 April 2011 | Author: Jim Lovett

A swarm of several thousand honeybees settled in a tree outside of Monarch Watch HQ on April 11, 2011 - they're not our bees (at least not the bees we have in our building) so we're not sure where they ...

Filed under General | 9 Comments »

Book Review: “Fly, Fly Butterfly”

24 January 2011 | Author: Chip Taylor

"Fly, Fly Butterfly" by Diego H. Pedreros Velásquez Interest in monarch butterflies has grown over the last 15 years. Websites featuring monarchs are now common. Monarchs are the subject of numerous blog postings and periodically the topic of newspaper and magazine ...

Filed under General | No Comments »

Monarchs in Space: The Return

12 March 2010 | Author: Jim

As most of you know, we were able to send monarchs into space via the shuttle Atlantis on the 16th of November 2009 to be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) where they lived out their lives. These monarchs ...

Filed under General | 4 Comments »

Monarchs in Space

22 December 2009 | Author: Jim

Last month we launched our Monarchs in Space project and as many of you know, it came together in a very short time. We began working with BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado in April - they were ...

Filed under General | No Comments »

Monarchs in Space – Classrooms Wanted!

4 November 2009 | Author: Jim Lovett

WANTED: Schools and individuals (located in the U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains) to follow the development of monarchs on the International Space Station. We need to have you commit to this program by 5PM central on Friday afternoon (November 6th) ...

Filed under General | 3 Comments »

Birthday Surprise – Thank You!

8 September 2009 | Author: Chip Taylor

As some of you may know, I took an extended vacation in Alaska this summer. While there I kept in touch with my crew, Jim Lovett and Ann Ryan, and though I kept up with some email communications, I let ...

Filed under General | No Comments »

Wanted: Gerber Baby Food Containers

6 September 2009 | Author: Jim Lovett

Do you or someone you know use Gerber's "2nd Foods" Baby Food packs - the larger, 3.5-ounce containers? Here's what they look like on the shelf at your grocery store and removed from the package: If you have access to a ...

Filed under General | 11 Comments »

Chip in for Monarch Watch

19 August 2009 | Author: Jim Lovett

Spring has sprung, summer is fading, and the spectacular fall monarch migration will soon be upon us... August also marks another lesser-known yet still noteworthy annual event - the birthday of the father, so to speak, of Monarch Watch. Some introduce ...

Filed under General | No Comments »

Monarch Watch “Fan” Page on Facebook

3 August 2009 | Author: Jim Lovett

You can now find Monarch Watch on Facebook! Check out our official "fan" page at and help promote our program by becoming a fan - we have 559 Facebook Fans so far and counting! Becoming a fan is simple - just log ...

Filed under General | No Comments »

Climate Report 2008

29 April 2009 | Author: Chip Taylor

If I’m paying attention, I can find information about the environment every day in newspapers or on major websites that cover national and international news. The stories are often disturbing and I tend to make a mental note of the ...

Filed under General, Phenology | No Comments »