Funds for Oklahoma Wildlife – Saving the Monarchs

December 3, 2019

By: Dr. Patrick Bell You all may have just seen these beautiful monarch butterflies migrate through Oklahoma City just a few short weeks ago. Weighing less than a cracker, each monarch can fly more than 250 miles in a day. It can take as many as four generations to make the multi-thousand-mile trek to their…

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Okies for Monarch’s Rewilding Oklahoma Inspires Attendees

September 9, 2019

Okies for Monarchs, an initiative of the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative (OMPC), presented a state-wide, full-day pollinator education symposium, Rewilding Oklahoma, on August 28th featuring nine speakers on topics as diverse as “trees for pollinators” and “bison, burns and biodiversity.” The event highlighted Oklahoma successes and future goals in monarch and pollinator conservation, best…

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The Tri-National Race to Rescue a Species

August 1, 2018

The Oklahoma Monarch and Pollinators Collaborative, supported by the Coalition Foundation, focuses on engaging, educating and inspiring Oklahomans to be aware of the challenges to the iconic butterfly species. At OMPC, the consortia team works to engage many sectors of landholders to employ best practices for supporting pollinators, to encourage mayors and municipalities to craft…

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Statewide Plan to Save the Monarchs Takes Flight, 40+ Organizations Call Upon Citizens to Join Project

April 16, 2018

In the last decade, due to habitat loss and other factors, monarch butterfly populations have plummeted at an alarming rate – an estimated 80-90 percent since 1996. Oklahoma plays a critical role in their survival by being centrally located in their migration pathway each spring and fall. Unwilling to risk the loss of this species…

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