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Monarch conservation in the age of Covid-19

2 April 2020 | Author: Chip Taylor

I consistently overestimate the market for milkweeds and I've done it again this year. As an optimist who wants to get milkweeds in the ground to compensate for habitat losses, I ask nurseries to produce more milkweeds than we have ...

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Gardening for monarchs in the age of COVID-19

19 March 2020 | Author: Chip Taylor

We appear to have entered a new era of uncertain duration, one possibly characterized by waves of reinfection by Covid-19. Yet, we must carry on with monarch conservation – somehow. We are in new territory. Our lives will change in many ...

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Grasslands, birds, monarchs, pollinators and more

11 February 2020 | Author: Chip Taylor

The world has been changing rapidly, but the changes are such that most of us aren't aware of what has changed or what is missing. As an ecologist, I'm alert to change but, like most people, I often miss the indicators. ...

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Monarch Habitat Restoration in Oklahoma

2 August 2018 | Author: Chip Taylor

Monarch Watch is continuing to partner with Tribal Environmental Action for Monarchs (TEAM) and Tribal Alliance for Pollinators (TAP) on habitat restoration efforts in Oklahoma. TEAM is a coalition of seven Native American tribal nations (Chickasaw, Seminole, Citizen Potawatomi, ...

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Milkweed Restoration in Oklahoma

5 May 2018 | Author: Monarch Watch

Monarch Watch is engaged in a number of projects that focus on habitat restoration designed to benefit monarchs and pollinators. One of these efforts involves a collaborative project with seven tribal nations in Oklahoma. The goals of the project involve ...

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Forgotten Victims of Harvey – the Pollinators

15 September 2017 | Author: Monarch Watch

We recently received the following account of the hurricane and the alarmingly low number of pollinators post-Harvey. ~Monarch Watch Forgotten Victims of Harvey – the Pollinators by Barbara Keller-Willy Director & Founder, Monarch Gateway President, Native Prairies Association of Texas (Written over the course of ...

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FWS/NRCS Conservation Plan

17 January 2017 | Author: Chip Taylor

Restoring habitat for any species is complicated and requires a great deal of thought and lots of research to establish best practices. The following “plan” and set of guidelines was issued last Friday (13 January) under the title Monarch Butterfly Conference ...

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Why monarchs need Monarch Waystations

4 January 2017 | Author: Jim

Why monarchs need Monarch Waystations (and habitat restoration) Chip Taylor and Jim Lovett Our interstates are populated with gas stations, restaurants, rest stops and other resources needed by travelers. These fueling stations for both vehicles and people are waystations for those of us ...

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Creating a Monarch Highway

1 December 2015 | Author: Chip Taylor

Monarch Butterfly Recovery Plan: Part Two by Chip Taylor, Monarch Watch My first attempt at outlining a monarch recovery plan was written in March 2014 (http://monarchwatch.org/recovery-plan). Although monarch conservation has been discussed at federal and state levels as well as within and ...

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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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