This summer the Crescencio Morales, Donaciano Ojeda and Nicolas Romero indigenous communities joined us to plant 23,400 trees in 20 hectares! Our supporters were delighted...
Woman from Crescencio Morales indigenous community digging a hole to plant a tree.
When the rains arrive, summer is the time for reforestation in the monarch preserve. We just heard from Alternare, our reforestation partners, that 20,566 trees have been planted (pine, oak, alder, oyamel and ash) on an average of 18.5 hectares. 605 people participating in this massive planting effort. Trees were planted in 16 locations in six communities (Crescencio Morales, Curungueo, Donaciano Ojeda, El Capulín, Francisco Serrato and Nicolás Romero). Your generous donations made this possible and the monarchs will thank you for years to come.
July 29th to August 5th are the dates to join the Monarch Monitoring Blitz! Eastern and Western monarch populations have declined at the overwintering sites but it is difficult to determine the breeding population across North America. This "shout out" for Citizen Scientists in the United States, Canada and Mexico data reports may help fill the gaps in understanding. "With enough reports, your information will provide a snapshot that helps scientists understand the range and population size of late summer breeding monarchs across North America."
We are excited to announce Dr. Karen Oberhauser, Monarch Butterfly Fund Secretary, has been named director of the UW-Madison Arboretum. “I believe that the connections my research, outreach and teaching promote between monarchs, humans and the natural world encourage meaningful conservation action,” she said.