Climate Change

Monarchs in Peril?

No one knows when millions of monarch butterflies began crisscrossing North America, spending their winters clustered on the same hillsides in Central Mexico. Scientists saw the migration as the proof of insect evolution — a brittle organism that could fly 6,000 miles a year to avoid severe weather. Now, the monarch has morphed into a different kind of symbol. One of the world's oldest, most resilient species could be decimated by climate change.

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January 10, 2020


Monarch SAFE

Reaching for biodiversity  

The USDA currently has an general signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), running til February 28, 2020. There are still 30,000 acres of Monarch SAFE in WI, which is a special type of CRP designed for monarchs and other pollinators. The goal is to improve native grassland habitats for rare, threatened, endangered, and declining species that are dependent on native prairie communities on privately owned and currently cropped land.

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January 10, 2020


TPE Conference

Registration now open

The keynote address this year will be by Dr. Lytton John Musselman, Professor of Botany at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va, with his talk "Following Flames from Prairie Bluffs to Blackwater Pines." The prairie conference offers presentations on insects, turtles, climax seeding prairie, woodland restoration and much more. Stay for The Prairie Enthusiasts all-chapter banquet. The entire day enables you to network and meet up with friends old and new.

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January 10, 2020


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