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Unraveling the Monarch Mysteries of Deep South Texas

Deep South Texas is nestled along the mighty Rio Grande River that leads to the sandy shores of South Padre Island. Deep South Texas, also known as the Lower Rio … Read more

Day of the Dead and Monarch Conservation 

For hundreds of years, as Day of the Dead celebrations begin, the blue skies of the State of Michoacán and the State of México are painted with bright orange, black … Read more

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Monarch Butterfly Identification Guide

Have you ever spotted a beautiful orange butterfly fluttering by and wondered if it’s the iconic monarch butterfly? You’re not alone! The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable … Read more

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Pollinator Protectors: The Power of Youth Education in Safeguarding People, Pollinators, and the Planet

Knowledge, Compassion, and Action is at the heart of Katie Thompson’s teaching philosophy. In fact, it’s Ms. Thompson’s mantra. “First, I give my students knowledge – the ‘what, why and … Read more

Mexican ballet Folklόrico dancers beneath a rainbow at the 2022 Columbia Heights Bilingual Monarch Festival. Credit: Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula

Celebrating a Milestone for Monarchs: 365 U.S. Cities Take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to Protect Our Pollinators!

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge was introduced in 2015 to provide a framework to engage communities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to address monarch butterfly decline and the pollinator crisis. … Read more

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Pollinator Week: Birds, Bees, & Everything in Between

It’s National Pollinator Week! National Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated from June 19th through June 25th to honor the unsung heroes of our gardens, fields, and farms. Over … Read more

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The Dual Nature of Rarity: Understanding Conservation Needs for Artificially versus Naturally Rare Species

Nature’s rarest and most endangered species face threats from all sides—but did you know that ‘rare’ and ‘endangered’ are not interchangeable terms? While some species—like red wolves—are indeed only rare … Read more

Making Monarch Conservation Accessible in Columbia Heights, MN

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program is proud to celebrate Columbia Heights, Minnesota, for its creative and multi-layered approach to monarch conservation that focuses on building partnerships with … Read more

Cinco Recomendaciones para Apoyar la Protección de la Mariposa Monarca

La migración de las mariposas monarca en América del Norte, es uno de los fenómenos naturales más extraordinarios del mundo. Son unos de los pocos insectos migratorios que viajan grandes … Read more

Education Newsletter Fall 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team In this issue, you’ll read about an inspirational mural in Texas, environmental justice and youth leadership in New York, and a nationwide … Read more