We’ll Miss You, Lincoln Brower

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 11:30 am

The Father of Monarch Research

Save the Monarchs Tour | Lincoln Brower | Jose Luis Alvarez | Peggy Farabaugh
Two years ago, Jose Luis Alvarez and I were inspired by Dr Brower to travel through New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, raising awareness about the plight of the monarchs. We spoke at Harvard, Yale, the Boston Museum of Science, the Philadelphia Zoo and a number of other venues.  Our last stop on the “Save the Monarchs Tour” was in Sweet Briar, VA to visit with Dr. Brower. What a pleasure.

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Why a Furniture Store Cares About Trees & Monarchs

Monarch Conservation at a Sustainable Furniture Store
Today is Arbor Day so I thought we’d share our love of trees with you.  We’re planting at least 2 trees for every customer order in an effort to restore the monarch butterfly’s forested winter habitat in Mexico.

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Happy Monarch Butterfly Day!

Last updated on November 3rd, 2017 at 09:28 am

Monarch Butterfly Day
This monarch butterfly decided to join me just 2 minutes after I started to write! Makes me feel justified declaring today International Monarch Butterfly Day.

Today’s the Annual Monarch Reunion in Mexico

Every year for tens of thousands of years, North America’s entire monarch butterfly population* migrates to Mexico.  In the late summer, they begin their journey in Canada and the USA, often traveling over 3000 miles before they arrive today in Central Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains. Read More

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The Hands That Hold the Future

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Nature Camp in Hinesburg, Vermont
Eileen Ashe invited me to teach about monarchs at Nature Camp, sponsored by the United Church of Hinesburg, VT last week. Students made seed balls out of potting soil, clay and water.  We put milkweed and flower seeds in each ball and rolled them into sunny meadows where they’ll grow to produce habitat & food for monarchs next year.

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