Author Archives: Monarch Awards

Monarchs Flying Through

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On September 27, 2019 Sheila O’Neal, one our field judges, witnessed and captured with her camera a huge number of Monarch butterflies in her yard. “Yesterday we saw an amazing… Read more »

Garden Love

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A new article today from Hamilton’s Pollinator Paradise Project. Author Beatrice Ekoko quotes several of this year’s Monarch Award hopefuls who tell and show what they love about their gardens…. Read more »

July update

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It’s July– weeding season! We’re all busy looking after our gardens (and coping with the heat!) and no doubt our 2019 Monarch Award applicants are wondering how things are progressing…. Read more »

Monarchs are back!

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..and they’re laying eggs! Monarchs are back in town as of Wednesday last week (May 22) and they are laying eggs already even though common milkweed is barely above ground… Read more »

Cut back the milkweed

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New research from Michigan State University suggests that cutting back the milkweed patch can make it more appealing to Monarch butterflies as a nesting site. “Monarch butterflies scout young milkweed… Read more »

No More Competition

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That’s right. The Monarch Awards is no longer a contest– it’s a recognition program. Last year we introduced the caterpillar category to recognize beginner gardeners and small properties. This year… Read more »