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Pollinator Giving Trees – a fun hands-on project to learn about pollinators

October 27, 2015By
Pollinator Giving Trees – a fun hands-on project to learn about pollinators

This week marks the beginning of our second annual “Pollinator Giving Tree” community project. The dates are flexible but can be mid-October to late winter.

The theme for this year’s trees is sunflowers! While there were thousands of people who added nectar flowers and milkweeds to their yards in 2015, we (and the pollinators that depend on them) actually need many millions of gardens planted.

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Report on the Moral Action on Climate Rally

October 5, 2015By
Report on the Moral Action on Climate Rally

Make Way for Monarchs’ endorsement of the Moral Action on Climate Rally in September began with an idea to promote monarch conservation and to share locally native milkweed seed with the larger community to & raise the level of awareness on habitat of pollinators.

We initially hoped parents attending the Moral Action on Climate Rally on 9/24 on the National Mall would allow their young kids to dress up as little “pollinators” – honeybees, butterflies, dragonflies and bats…

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Make Way for Monarchs to participate in National Moral Action on Climate Rally on September 24

September 3, 2015By
Make Way for Monarchs to participate in National Moral Action on Climate Rally on September 24

Thursday, Sept 24, 2015 will be a not-soon-to-be forgotten date on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather to acknowledge Pope Francis’s momentous visit to the US as he delivers a first-ever papal address to the Joint Session of Congress.

But what makes this event even more memorable is the connection to the Pope’s Encyclical letter, Laudato Si, that he issued in June.

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The Impact of the Individual

February 19, 2015By
The Impact of the Individual

My mantra has always been “the impact of the individual, the impact of the individual…” I have had great teachers in my life that made sure I realized that we indeed make a difference – but it’s up to us to choose if it’s a positive or negative one.

This all started with Gary Nabhan and his wonderful, heartwarming idea for Make Way for Monarchs to sponsor a “Day of Action and Contemplation”…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with great plants for pollinators

May 9, 2014By
Celebrating Mother’s Day with great plants for pollinators

Each year for Mother’s Day, flowers are the “gift of choice” for Moms since they represent such colorful beauty, fragrance and intricate designs.

Whether it is a vase of fresh cut flowers, an indoor arrangement or perennials for the outside garden, flowers help us express our heart-felt sentiment on Mother’s Day…

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Day of Action and Contemplation at Brevard College’s Earthfest on April 12

April 13, 2014By
Day of Action and Contemplation at Brevard College’s Earthfest on April 12

A beauty-full spring day, surrounded by a Carolina blue sky and Redbud trees in full blossom was the perfect venue to talk about pollinators, native bees, honeybees and monarch butterflies at the annual Earthfest at Brevard College (south of Asheville, NC) on Sat. April 12, 2014.

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This Little Yard of Mine – Monarchs, Milkweeds and Music

April 8, 2014By
This Little Yard of Mine – Monarchs, Milkweeds and Music

It has been said that for any “movement” to succeed, a moving theme song is needed. That may be true.

Bob Dylan’s “The Times, They are a-changing” and “Blowing in the Wind”; Pete Seeger’s “We Shall Overcome” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and Peter, Paul and Mary’s “If I Had a Hammer” are but a tiny sample of the soul-moving tunes that come to mind when thinking of the 1960s civil rights movement.

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Acknowledging the Blessings on the Pollen Path

March 29, 2014By
Acknowledging the Blessings on the Pollen Path

Recently Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan and I attended several meetings in Washington D. C. as part of a February leadership initiative for “Make Way for Monarchs – A Milkweed-Butterfly Recovery Alliance.”

Immediately prior to journeying north from Asheville, and about the same time the monarchs in Mexico were about to journey north…

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