monarchs

Monarch migration off to a shaky start

April 22, 2022

‘Egg dumping’ is a sign of too little milkweed available due to cool weather By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Migrating monarch butterflies are dumping on Oklahoma these days. They’re not being critical, just doing something a little worrisome. This happens to some degree every year but some years are worse than others. Lingering cold and…

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Monarchs on The Mountain a four-day event in 2021

September 16, 2021

Organizers plan around Covid, offer outdoors activities around Tulsa By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Monarchs on The Mountain organizers figured out how to offer more with less for the 2021 Tulsa-area festival by adding days and variety to what typically is a one-day shindig at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness. A scaled-down Festival and Plant Sale…

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A turf issue: Armyworms vs. monarch caterpillars

August 21, 2021

Oklahoma homeowners weigh lawn care against butterfly, bird impacts By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Save the yard or save the butterflies? That is the question. Facing hoards of hungry caterpillars, some good some bad, many Oklahomans are for the first time questioning backyard pesticide use. “I’ve been busy on Facebook,” said Sandy Schwinn, volunteer conservation…

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