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Midland Texas Named an Official Monarch City

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Monarchs

Butterfly References by Emmy Ulmschneider

Ajilvsgi, G. 2013. Butterfly gardening for Texas. Texas A&M Univ. Press. College Station, TX. 437 p.

Butterflies and Moths of North America   http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Butterfly gardening. www.agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/butterfly-gardening/

The Children’s Butterfly Site. http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/

Pollinator References

Mader, E. et al. 2011. Attracting Native Pollinators. Protecting America’s Bees and Butterflies. Storey Pub. North Adams, MA. 371 p.

Gunderson, D. 2019. The big buzz about programs to turn lawns into pollinator habitat. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/08/15/big-buzz-about-program-to-turn-lawns-to-pollinator-habitat?utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Pollinator Partnership. www.pollinator.org/ Planting guides by zip code, pollinator syndrome chart and more

USDA Forest Service.   http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/ There is a wealth of information here.

Xerxes Society. www.xerces.org several publications about attracting pollinators and gardening for butterflies.

Monarch and Milkweed References

Agrawal, Anurag. 2017. Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution. Princeton University Press. 283 pp.

Journey North:   Monarchs and a whole lot more! https://www.learner.org/jnorth/

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. https://www.wildflower.org/

Project Milkweed. https://www.wildflower.org/project/project-milkweed

Milkweed Seed Distribution Program. https://www.wildflower.org/projects/milkweed-seed-distribution-program

Milkweed Germination Brochure https://www.wildflower.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MilkweedGermination_Brochure_2016_FINALsm.pdf

Gardening to Help Monarchs. https://www.wildflower.org/magazine/native-plants/migratory-matters

Monarch City USA. http://monarchcityusa.com/ This is where Midland is listed.

Monarch Joint Venture. https://monarchjointventure.org/

The 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/news/the-2019-monarch-conservation-webinar-series

Downloads and Links https://monarchjointventure.org/resources/downloads-and-links

Monarch Watch. http://www.monarchwatch.org/

National Wildlife Federation. https://www.nwf.org/ Search for Monarchs

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. https://www.nwf.org/MayorsMonarchPledge/Signatories

North American Butterfly Association (NABA).   Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program.   http://nababutterfly.com/monarchs-and-milkweeds/

Save Our Monarchs Foundation. https://www.saveourmonarchs.org/

Texas Parks and Wildlife. https://tpwd.texas.gov/

The Monarch Butterfly. https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/monarch/

Identification of Milkweeds in Texas https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_rp_w7000_1803.pdf

Xerxes Society. www.xerces.org several publications about attracting pollinators and gardening for butterflies.

            Milkweed Seed Finder: https://xerces.org/

            Monarch Conservation   https://xerces.org/monarchs/

            Monarch Nectar Guides https://xerces.org/monarch-nectar-plants/

            Project Milkweed https://xerces.org/milkweed/

            Pollinator Plants of the Desert Southwest Native Milkweeds

https://xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Native_Milkweeds_Southwest_USDA_NRCS_SteveBuckley2015-1.pdf

References compiled by Emmy Ulmschneider 10/1/2019