Monarch Butterfuly

Butterfly biker hits the road for research

October 2, 2022

Teaching local women to monitor monarch “streams” could help scientists understand more about the stresses monarchs face while overwintering.

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The monarch migration is underway

September 30, 2022

First migrators ‘trickling in’ as prime time approaches By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Sandra Schwinn put the butterfly migration picture in sharp focus Friday.“They seem to be suddenly coming out of the woodwork,” she said.Fall migration pulses of the iconic and endangered butterflies winging from North America to Mexico typically are tied to…

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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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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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