Monarch Butterfly

Additional Resources

Khcpl's Grow The Solution Together Partners

Howard County Master Gardeners’ Association

https://www.facebook.com/TheHowardCountyMasterGardenersAssociation

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

http://www.greaterkokomo.com/

The Nature Conservancy

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/

Purdue Extension

https://extension.purdue.edu/Howard/pages/default.aspx

Howard County Soil & Water Conservation District

http://www.howardswcd.com/

City of Kokomo Parks & Recreation Department

http://www.cityofkokomo.org/departments/parks_and_recreation_department.php

Bon Air Middle School

http://www.kokomoschools.com/domain/535

Carver Community Center

http://www.carvercenterkokomo.org/

Kokomo Housing Authority

http://www.kokomoha.org/

The Living Garden

https://www.facebook.com/TheLivingGardenKokomo

Spence Nursery (KHCPL’s source for native plants)

http://www.spencenursery.com/Index/aboutus.php

News and Studies

Kremp Florist

https://www.kremp.com/pollination-for-kids

Associated Press (Feds Will Spend $4M In Ten States, Including Illinois And Indiana, To Boost Butterfly Population)>

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/11/27/feds-will-spend-4m-in-ten-states-including-illinois-and-indiana-to-boost-butterfly-population/

Agrinews (How can you help butterflies?)

http://www.agrinews.com/news/minnesota_news/how-can-you-help-monarch-butterflies/article_411d83bc-0daf-50f9-aab4-f9d79d6fae46.html

Agrinews (Purdue students develop pollinator garden designs)

http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotating-Story/Article/Purdue-students-develop-pollinator-garden-designs-/-3/23/13635

ScienceNews (Just adding pollinators could boost small-farm yields)

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/just-adding-pollinators-could-boost-small-farm-yields

Agrinews (Pollinators need your help)

http://www.agrinews.com/news/minnesota_news/pollinators-need-your-help/article_c63f33a9-3516-5b6d-ab83-c7a21d0ffdbd.html

The Atlantic (The butterflies’ great migration)

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/12/monarch-butterflies-fly-south-for-the-winter/422115/

NPR (A Hardier Honeybee That Fights Back By Biting Back)

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/11/462391470/a-hardier-honeybee-that-fights-back-by-biting-back

National Geographic (9 Ways You Can Help Bees and Other Pollinators At Home)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150524-bees-pollinators-animals-science-gardens-plants/

The Allegheny Front (Building a Better Honeybee)

http://alleghenyfront.org/story/building-better-honeybee

NPR (Don't Worry, Honey, The Other Bees Have Your Back)

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/12/431689745/dont-worry-honey-the-other-bees-have-your-back

(Utica Observer Dispatch) In the Garden: Attracting pollinators to gardens

http://www.uticaod.com/article/20150725/NEWS/150729600

Harvard University (Human-wrought environmental changes impacting crops and pollinators could harm health of millions)

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/human-wrought-environmental-changes-impacting-crops-and-pollinators-could-harm-health-of-millions/

Nature World Report [(WATCH WHY) Fewer ‘Monarch’ butterflies migrating to Mexico]

http://www.natureworldreport.com/2015/09/watch-the-monarch-butterfly-take-off-to-mexico-once-again/

Pinterest (Whole Foods shows customers what stores would look like without pollinators)

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/275775177155112516/

Washington Post (The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/02/09/the-monarch-massacre-nearly-a-billion-butterflies-have-vanished/

Fast Company & Inc. (This is what a salad bar would look like without bees [Hint: Not much salad])

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3045124/this-is-what-a-salad-bar-would-look-like-without-bees-hint-not-much-salad

Discovery.com (Orchids' lips evolved to lure pollinators)

http://news.discovery.com/earth/plants/orchids-lips-evolved-to-lure-pollinators-150427.htm

Indiana Public Media (Indiana organization plans to protect pollinators)

http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/indiana-organization-plans-protect-pollinators-84364/

New York Times (What’s the buzz about wild bees?)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/opinion/mark-bittman-whats-the-buzz-about-wild-bees.html

Scientific American (Monarch butterflies could gain endangered species protection)

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/monarch-butterflies-could-gain-endangered-species-protection/

Washington Post (The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/02/09/the-monarch-massacre-nearly-a-billion-butterflies-have-vanished/

Kokomo Tribune (State gets busy Saving Bees)

http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/state-gets-busy-saving-its-bees/article_3fce956e-147e-51f8-bd6a-2b6e2bdeb6f1.html

Edmonton Journal (‘Bee hotels’ give solitary pollinators rooms of their own)

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/hotels+give+solitary+pollinators+rooms+their/11229676/story.html

Penn State Brandywine (Penn State Brandywine is the 'bee's knees' of pollinator habitats)

http://brandywine.psu.edu/story/1986/2015/06/19/penn-state-brandywine-bees-knees-pollinator-habitats

Baltimore Sun (Amid concerns for their health, bees find a powerful buffet in an unlikely urban oasis)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-bee-research-20150719-story.html#page=1

CBS News (Ten-year-old’s Lemonade Business Inspired by Bees)

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/ten-year-olds-lemonade-business-inspired-by-bees/?tag=facebook

Harvard Study Reveals Our Future Is at Risk, Because We're Killing off an Unexpected Species
http://www.mic.com/articles/89557/harvard-study-reveals-our-future-is-at-risk-because-we-re-killing-off-an-unexpected-species

Time magazine’s “The Plight of the Honeybee”

http://time.com/559/the-plight-of-the-honeybee/

Phys.org (Bumblebee genomes give insights into threats to pollinators)

http://phys.org/news/2015-04-bumblebee-genomes-insights-threats-pollinators.html

The New York (Barbara Kingsolver, Barack Obama, and the Monarch Butterfly)

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/barbara-kingsolver-barack-obama-and-the-monarch-butterfly

Information Brochures and PDF's

The Xerces Society (Downloadable PDFs on a variety of topics)

http://www.xerces.org/brochures/

Pollinator Project (Downloadable PDFs on a variety of topics)

http://www.pollinator.org/brochures.htm

U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service (Downloadable PDFs on a variety of topics)

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/documents/simpletruthbrochure.pdf

U.S. Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (Pollinator conservation documents on a variety of topics)

http://www.plants.usda.gov/pollinators/NRCSdocuments.html

National Wildlife Federation (Night Friends: Bats of the Americas)

http://nwf.org/pdf/Schoolyard%20Habitats/Night-Friends.pdf

Purdue Extension Cooperative Extension Service (Pollination of fruits, nuts)

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/ho-174.pdf

Business Resources

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (How farmers can help pollinators)

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/pollinate/farmers/

Yale University (Farmers can help bring back pollinators)

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/growing_insects_farmers_can_help_to_bring_back_pollinators/2735/

Organic Farming Research Organization (Managing Farm Habitat for Wild Pollinators)

http://www.ofrf.org/research/grants/managing-farm-habitat-wild-pollinators

Pollinator Partnership (Resources for Farmers, Ranchers, Agriculture)

http://pollinator.org/farmingranching.htm

Operation Pollinator (Tools and info for golf course managers to manage native plants/wildflowers)

http://www.greencastonline.com/operationpollinator/pdf/Operation%20Pollinator%20Brochure.pdf

Legislative Action

Indiana General Assembly (Contact information for your state lawmakers)

https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2014/legislators/

Govtrack.us (Contact information for your federal lawmakers)

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/IN

Indiana Native Plant & Wildlife Society (Tips for persuading your legislator)

http://www.inpaws.org/biodiversity/legislative-approaches/