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Raising Monarch Butterflies Workshop in Davisburg Aug. 8

July 27th 2018

Raising Monarch Butterflies Workshop in Davisburg Aug. 8 Davisburg, MI – Our North American monarchs are facing population decline and they need our help to protect them, so come and learn how to raise your own! It takes only 4 weeks for a monarch to grow from an egg to a lovely butterfly. You’ll learn […]

Ferndale Welcomes Monarchs with Milkweed and Way Station

August 21st 2017

Ferndale Welcome Monarchs with Milkweed and Way Station (Becky Hammond, Aug. 21, 2017) Ferndale, MI – “I want another one!” Day two of butterfly releases at the Ferndale Library during Children’s Hour, and a third monarch had just left the finger of one enchanted little girl, a butterfly raised in the library from an egg […]

Butterfly Parade Flutters Through Red Oaks in Madison Heights

July 20th 2017

Butterfly Parade Flutters Through Red Oaks in Madison Heights (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 20, 2017) Madison Heights, MI – The O’Donnell Family came all the way from Lyon Township to enjoy the Butterfly Parade at Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights Saturday.  Seven year old Brendan, five year old Jerdan and three year old […]

Monarchs on the Move Program in Madison Heights Sept. 10

August 27th 2016

Monarchs on the Move Program in Madison Heights Sept. 10 (Event Page) Madison Heights, MI – Discover Monarchs on the move! Learn about the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly during Monarch Migration scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Red Oaks Nature Center. A Monarch Watch education specialist will discuss the monarch’s migration […]

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival

August 21st 2016

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Davisburg, MI –  When he was just 11 years old, Christian Kopicko started volunteering with Monarch Watch and raising butterflies at home to set free in the wild. “Only 2% survive from egg to butterfly in the wild,” Kopicko said.  […]

Davisburg: Springfield Township Monarch Festival Aug 21

August 1st 2016

Davisburg: Springfield Township Monarch Festival Aug 21 (Event Page) Davisburg, MI – Join us as we celebrate the Monarch Butterfly at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve. Excitement and butterflies fill the air as we learn all about Monarchs and their lives. See how to identify eggs, caterpillars and several types of milkweed; the caterpillars’ only food […]

View: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Being Monarch Momma

August 8th 2015

Guest View: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Being Monarch Momma (Alice McKeage, Aug. 8, 2015) Actually just kidding…I am retired, so every day is vacation! I became interested in the plight of the monarchs a number of years ago. My first move was to make sure my lawn feeding each year did not include […]

Plant Milkweed for Monarchs Says New Ferndale Group

April 12th 2015

Plant Milkweed for Monarchs Says New Ferndale Group (Rebecca Hammond, April 12, 2015) About five years ago, my husband and I headed to the UP after the Mackinac Bridge Walk. The Bridge Walk is spectacular and a must-do Michigan event, but added to the experience was the gentle cloud of Monarch butterflies heading south along […]