Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration


Upcoming Monarch Joint Venture Events

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Celebrating Monarchs: Monarch Joint Venture Reception

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Join us at the San Antonio Zoo on November 7th for an evening of celebrating these iconic butterflies, and helping them take flight. You can support monarchs by enjoying a delicious meal, a silent auction and mingling with monarch experts and enthusiasts. In the face of declines in monarch numbers and habitat availability, MJV partners are pooling their efforts to protect monarch and pollinator habitat for future generations. Your support is critical to our success.

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Monarch Monitoring Training

Monarch populations have declined by more than 80% in recent decades. Your help is needed! Join Monarch Joint Venture, the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, the WI Citizen-based Monitoring Network, the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, the UW Extension, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and the University of WI-Madison Arboretum for a monarch monitoring training. Collect critical monarch data in Wisconsin to help conservation partners understand monarch populations and protect monarchs and their habitat. Learn about monarch monitoring projects from University of Minnesota Monarch Lab experts including Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, Journey North and Project Monarch Health. Participants will be asked to volunteer 10 hours towards monarch monitoring efforts in 2018. Cost $65.00 (includes workshop, lunch, and monitoring kits). Two need-based scholarships will be awarded for each training. If interested, please complete the form on the registration page. For more information vist the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab website. If you have questions, email Becky Sapper,

  • 9:00AM - 4:00PM Central, August 30, 2017 - UW-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711-3726. Register by August 23, 2017.

Monarchs on Farms Demonstration Days:

Join the MJV, Tallgrass Paririe Center and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation for hands-on demonstrations, activities, and information about installing and managing native habitat for monarchs and other wildlife on farms. We are offering a series of field days across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin (Minnesota and Wisconsin field days have finished for this year). Field days are free! Pre-registration is requested. Support for this project comes from the New York Community Trust.

Topics covered will include:

  • Site selection and site prep methods for native plantings
  • Seed mix design, planting methods, and management
  • Native plant ID and monitoring plant establishment
  • Monarch biology and conservation
  • Farm bill programs and funding opportunities for farmers
  • Beyond monarchs: benefits of habitat to wildlife & humans

Iowa Email Ashley to Register.

  • Weds. Sep 20, 9am-12pm Renewable Farm, Cedar Falls IA
  • Thurs. Sep 21, 4:30-6:30pm J.H. Roadman Memorial Park, Dike IA.


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