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Free Milkweeds for Restoration Projects

4 June 2015 | Author: Monarch Watch

Through funding provided by Monsanto, we will be able to offer 100,000 free milkweed plugs for large-scale restoration projects in June and September of 2015 and through spring and fall 2016. Applicants for these free plugs are asked to describe ...

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Monarch Conservation: Our Choices

28 January 2015 | Author: Chip Taylor

In an earlier posting to this blog I commented on the "Petition to protect the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus plexippus) under the Endangered Species Act" (see Commentary: Recent Petition to Protect the Monarch Butterfly). The commentary included notes about the ...

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Milkweed inventory – plants remaining

27 May 2014 | Author: admin

Although we have been shipping milkweeds like crazy - about 30K so far - we still have a few - actually quite a few (22K)- plugs left that are well rooted and ready to ship. We need to find homes ...

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Monarch Butterfly Recovery Plan

25 March 2014 | Author: Chip Taylor

The following is a memo outlining a recovery plan for monarch butterflies. On 1 March I received an email from a person well connected with monarchs asking me to prepare a document, a prospectus or memo, for business leaders by ...

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Importance of Monarch Conservation

24 January 2014 | Author: admin

by Candy Sarikonda, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist I am a nurse. A mother. A lover of nature. I want to make this world a better place. And monarchs are helping me do just that. Monarch conservation is important for many ...

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Moving for Monarchs (M4M)

19 December 2013 | Author: Chip Taylor

"Moving For Monarchs" started with an email I received on the 20th of March. My inbox is flooded with emails, so many that I can't answer them all (and to those of you that I haven’t gotten back to – ...

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The Milkweed Gamble

21 June 2013 | Author: Chip Taylor

I’m not a gambler but I gambled this spring with milkweed production. The question/gamble was – if we produced 25,000 milkweed plugs, could we get people to buy them? I thought we could but, if we couldn’t, the money invested ...

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Monarch Population Status

14 March 2013 | Author: Chip Taylor

The World Wildlife Fund-Mexico / Telcel Alliance, in collaboration with Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), held a press conference late on the 13th of March 2013 to announce the results of the status of the monarch populations ...

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Monarch Butterfly Conservation: The Challenges Ahead

25 February 2013 | Author: admin

Monarch Matters: February 2013 By Candy Sarikonda, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist The OH Lepidopterists Society held its annual meeting in Columbus on January 19, 2013. The keynote speaker was Dr. Chip Taylor, Director of Monarch Watch. Dr. Taylor presented a power point ...

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Milkweeds – place orders now

19 November 2012 | Author: Chip Taylor

Greetings: I need to get milkweeds off my mind (all that latex is messing up my brain) and into the ground. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to build a market for milkweeds and it's going ...

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