Author: Stephanie McKnight

All About Monarchs: What They Need and How We Can Help Virtual Event at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM VIRTUAL PRESENTATION FROM 1 PM TO 2 PM GARDEN WALK FROM …

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden: All About Monarchs: What They Need and How We Can Help: Nov. 14, 2020 Read More »

“The Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) North American Monarchs group is harnessing the collective power of zoos and aquariums to meet this conservation crisis. The goal of the program is to help boost the actions …

Play it Safe for Monarchs – A new campaign from the San Diego Zoo Read More »

Southern California Western Monarch Count Refresher Training Wed, November 4th 10-11:30am Click here to register. Description: Volunteer Refresher Training for the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. This training is for volunteers in Southern California (Ventura, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange Counties). …

Southern California Western Monarch Count Refresher Training: Wed, Nov. 4th, 10-11:30am Read More »

Northern California Western Monarch Count Refresher Training Tuesday Oct. 27 4:30-6pm Click here to register. Description: Volunteer Refresher Training for the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. This training is for volunteers in Northern California (Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa, Solano, San …

Northern California Western Monarch Count Refresher Training: Tue. Oct. 27, 4:30-6pm Read More »

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Western Monarch Count Refresher Training Friday, October 30th 9-10:30am Click here to register. Description: Volunteer Refresher Training for the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. This training is for volunteers in San Luis Obispo and Santa …

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Western Monarch Count Refresher Training: Friday, Oct. 30, 9-10:30am Read More »

Join us and thousands of volunteers across North America from July 24 – August 2, 2020 for the 4th annual International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (the Blitz). To participate, simply go out and look for and report milkweed plants and all …

2020 International Monarch Monitoring Blitz: July 24 – Aug 2, 2020 Read More »

Monarchs still urgently need Endangered Species Act protection in the United States and extraordinary conservation efforts throughout North America. The World Wildlife Fund-Mexico and the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) announced today that monarchs in central Mexico occupied …

Monarchs Overwintering in Mexico Down 53% Read More »

Monitoring revealed an average decrease of 46% between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s counts. This winter, many waited with bated breath for the results of the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC), which occurs annually around the Thanksgiving holiday. In January, …

New Year’s Count Finds Continued Decline of Monarchs Overwintering in California Read More »

The Western Monarch Mystery Challenge is a campaign running from February 14th to April 22nd, to collect more records of where western monarchs spend the spring in California, after leaving the overwintering sites. We know monarchs spend the winter months …

The Western Monarch Mystery Challenge February 14 – April 22 Read More »

Action is urgently needed to address the challenges facing monarch butterfly overwintering sites. With the number of western monarchs overwintering in California at less than 1% of historic levels for the second year in a row, it is obvious that …

The Vanishing Butterfly Groves of California Read More »