Videos & How To's

MONARCH LIFECYCLECaterpillar to Chrysalis    (Wilderness Studio LLC, Richard Sjolund)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yx1b0rJi1Q

RAISING MONARCHS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO SERIES

19 videos on raising monarchs by MrLundScience.  Topics range from finding eggs, to releasing adults,  chrysalis repair, collecting seeds.  Excellent!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIJYERWSMyVrOpgo-TVIgWRFKARuT7ImT

RAISING MONARCHS

Part 1 - Finding Eggs (How To Find Monarch Butterfly Eggs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I5F4AHyQHs&index=4&list=UUrbmaC4rwojt9uKB33yN4Qg
Part 2 - Hatching Eggs (How To Hatch Monarch Eggs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehq__6MQP3w&list=UUrbmaC4rwojt9uKB33yN4Qg&index=3
Part 3 - Caring For Caterpillars (How To Raise Caterpillars)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJU8-FpGI78&index=2&list=UUrbmaC4rwojt9uKB33yN4Qg
Part 4 - The Chrysalis (How To Care For Monarch Butterfly Chrysalides)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Ha_TjUpEk&list=UUrbmaC4rwojt9uKB33yN4Qg&index=1

Also see "The Caterpillar Chronicles" for step-by-step instructions:
http://www.thecaterpillarchronicles.com/

Another good site by a teacher
http://www.learnaboutmonarchs.com/index.html

Source for butterfly raising cages
http://www.educationalscience.com/index.php/butterfly-cages.html

MAKE SEED BALLS / BOMBS
DIY Seed Bombs - Hide seeds in protective clay so they can germinate and grow into seedlings.
http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/diy-seed-bombs
http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/help-monarch-butterflies-diy-milkweed-seed-bombs.html


MONARCH PARASITES & ENEMIES
http://www.monarchparasites.org/
http://monarchlab.org/biology-and-research/biology-and-natural-history/parasites-natural-enemies
http://www.monarchwatch.org/biology/control.htm

CREATE YOUR OWN MONARCH REST STOP OR WAYSTATION
How to create your own Monarch rest stop.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/140819-monarch-butterfly-way-station-vin?source=relatedvideo

Pamphlet from Wild Ones - Wild for Monarchs:  Plant a native butterfly garden or Monarch Waystation and create your own moments to remember
http://monarchjointventure.org/images/uploads/documents/WFM_Brochure_final.pdf

PLANTING MILKWEED SEEDS 
Part 1  (How to start seeds inside)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGRFXb9Xe7gPart 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcJDa6IovQ4

How to Start Native Milkweed Plants from Simple Stem Cuttings
https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/how-to-start-native-milkweed-plants-stem-cuttings/

COLLECTING AND HARVESTING SEEDS 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhjkC1Mbzlg (Mona L. Miller video)

Other YouTube Videos
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+harvest+milkweed+seed

How to harvest milkweed seeds
https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/harvest-milkweed-seeds-no-fluff/

Monarch Joint Venture - scroll down to "Tips for Hand Harvesting"
http://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/news/milkweed-seed-harvesting-and-prairie-restoration

SAVE AUTUMN MILKWEED SEED FOR MONARCH WATCH!
Monarch Watch is seeking volunteers to collect wild native milkweed seeds for our Bring Back the Monarchs campaign. Thanks to the donations of over 90 seed sources from across the United States, Monarch Watch was able to distribute more than 50,000 native milkweeds this past spring. But they could have distributed more!  For information on what seeds are needed and how to collect them, go to the following link:
http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/campaign/2014-campaign
Also, here is a video that explains how to collect milkweed seeds from pods.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhjkC1Mbzlg
And if you want to plant milkweed seeds in the ground this fall, you can read about it here.
http://monarchbutterflygarden.net/fall-planting-milkweed-10-steps/


FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS - "As part of WWF's Monarch Butterfly Week, join us for a LIVE conversation on the flight of the monarch butterflies, from the forests of Mexico to the backyards and school gardens of Canada.  You'll hear about how WWF along with our partners are linking on-the-ground conservation in Mexico to youth and school engagement. You'll also learn about what you can do to support WWF and help one of North America's most iconic species thrive."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyGXML0PsdI

PLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS - Dogtown Artworks, now members of our group, created this documentary   https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zZKbZdLtBoM

CASCADING MONARCHS IN MEXICO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0m_rK_WpjQ