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Pennsylvania 5, Iowa 4: Caterpillar Report

August 31, 2015By
Pennsylvania 5, Iowa 4: Caterpillar Report

Happy Valley is not as happy as it used to be. But maybe the news I report here will help Penn State people perk up a bit (well, o.k., a tiny bit).

My younger sister (I throw her that sop to make up for needling her on every birthday about becoming an old geezer) proudly reported that the milkweeds she planted in her backyard had not only attracted a few Monarchs, they were now harboring four Monarch larvae (caterpillars).

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Milkweed Availability Survey

April 3, 2015By
Milkweed Availability Survey

Make Way for Monarchs requests your updates on milkweed seed availability in your region.

According to some garden, nursery and farm journalists, the declines of monarchs created more demand for milkweeds than ever before in American history; and yet, we have no good numbers to document this. Help us explore what’s happening in your community or region by answering one or more of the following questions.

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Getting Traction with Monarch Action

February 23, 2015By
Getting Traction with Monarch Action

We are writing to further engage you in taking more immediate and larger scale actions to help farmers recover milkweeds and other native plants for threatened monarchs. These same plantings will also help recover populations of native bees and honeybees required by farmers.

While we are grateful to specific individuals on your team who have already affirmed their commitments to positive change, we remain concerned by the mixed messages coming from your organization as a whole.

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