Here’s a pretty neat photo contest that Xerces just launched – it’s open through April 21 and what is especially cool about it is that the photos you submit will be used as part of the data to create native plant lists to help support Monarch butterflies (all all the creatures that live alongside Monarchs!)
Here’s are the details:
Please help us gather information about monarchs on native nectar plants in your region!
The contest is only available to Facebook users, and it ends April 21, 2015.
More details can be found on the contest page: https://www.facebook.com/monarchjointventure?sk=app_292725327421649
Please note that the emphasis is on native plants. If you are unsure of whether a plant is native, check using the USDA-PLANTS database, http://plants.usda.gov/java/.
If you have observations of monarchs using native nectar plants in your area that you would prefer to share directly, please send them to Candace@xerces.org. These entries will not be part of the contest.
Please include the plant species name, location, and time of year that monarchs use this plant.
All of the information we collect will be used to develop regional recommendations regarding optimal nectar plants for monarchs in all parts of their life cycle, including spring and fall migration, summer breeding, and the overwintering period.