Links

IOWA LINKS

Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium - established in February 2015 through the efforts of numerous Iowa farmer, livestock producer, commodity and conservation organizations; Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
http://monarch.ent.iastate.edu

Milkweed Matters: The Official RAGBRAI Team - A group of Milkweed and Monarchs enthusiasts, including members of Monarchs in Eastern Iowa, who toss milkweed seedballs across the entire state of Iowa during the each year's RAGBRAI ride.
www.milkweedmatters.org               www.facebook.com/milkweedmatters

The Caterpillar Chronicles
This website is for all of you who would like to begin raising monarchs, but are not sure how to start. I want to help you see how easy it can be. It is cheap, fun, and most of all, REWARDING.
www.thecaterpillarchronicles.com/

Des Moines Great Monarch Initiative
Facebook public group that was created in Spring 2015 as a simple idea to give free milkweed seeds to residents promising to create a butterfly garden to provide forage and privation for monarch offspring and nectar flowers for all pollinators.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1628164524095306/

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Monarch Watch- pretty much everything you need to know about Monarchs and how to raise them.  Become familiar with this site!
http://www.monarchwatch.org/

Make a Monarch Waystation
http://www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/
http://www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/download.html

Monarch Join Venture - Excellent resource to explore and learn
http://monarchjointventure.org/

Journey North/Monarch Butterflies - Excellent resource to explore and learn
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Save the Monarch Butterfly
http://www.fws.gov/savethemonarch/

Help Monarchs with the Right Milkweeds
http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/help-monarchs-with-the-right-milkweeds/

Growing Milkweed for Monarchs
http://www.ourhabitatgarden.org/creatures/milkweed-growing.html

Milkweeds for Monarch Waystations Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Milkweeds-for-Monarch-Waystations/595805343782652

Who's Who in the Milkweed Patch? Other insects you may see on milkweed plants
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/milkweed_ecology_answers.html

Selecting Plants for Pollinators
http://www.pollinator.org/PDFs/Guides/PrairieParklandrx12FINAL.pdf