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Teachers exploring the woods photo by Liz Soper

On a Monarch Mission

Did you know that monarch butterfly larva chew a notch in the stalk of a leaf before they eat it? Amazingly so, this behavior is called “leaf notching” and it …

monarch on purple coneflower

Show Monarch Butterflies Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Will you be the monarch butterfly’s Valentine? If you will, we promise every heart will have a reason to flutter with joy. What could be better than helping rescue this …

How Communities Helped Wildlife in 2017

It has not been the best year for wildlife or conservation. But conservationists are still fighting and we have had some victories in 2017. Communities have been coming together to …

Saving the Monarch Butterfly – One Garden at a Time

In 2017, with the support of the Disney Conservation Fund and Botanical Interests, we distributed 66,000 Butterfly Heroes kits – native milkweed and pollinator plants and guidance (how-to)  information.  We …

A Unique Visitor to Austin Eco-Schools Community

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

monarch on native milkweed

Wildlife Win for Protecting Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Montréal Mayor Makes Magnificent Commitment to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, became the first mayor in Québec to take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Montréal is by far the largest city to take the pledge in Canada …

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Expands South of the Border

As you head south on Interstate 35 in Texas, you pass through Austin which was named the most wildlife-friendly city in the United States by the National Wildlife Federation in …

Interstate 35: Monarch Butterfly Highway

While the side of a busy interstate may not seem like an ideal place to rest, roadside vegetation can surprisingly provide important respite for wildlife on the move- including butterflies, …

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