Thanks to all the volunteers who participated in the Thanksgiving and New Year's Counts! You have helped to shed light on the challenges facing western monarchs. Next up: working on the Xerces Society's Western Monarch Call to Action to attempt to stabilize the population. Learn more at: savewesternmonarchs.org.
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Monarchs on are on the move! Please report any and all sightings of milkweed and monarchs to www.monarchmilkweedmapper.org. Read this blog to find out more about why your observations are extra important this season. ... See MoreSee Less
Most overwintering sites are now devoid of monarchs...those butterflies who made it through the winter and now spreading out across the West in search of early emerging milkweed and nectar.
This is a great time to start gardening to make sure they have flowers and milkweed when they reach you...and to report any sightings of milkweed or monarchs to the Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper: www.monarchmilkweedmapper.org. We also encourage folks to report first sightings to Journey North as well! journeynorth.org/monarchs... See MoreSee Less
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