- Bas Relief, LLC Books, Educational Supplies and Artwork Celebrating Natural History (especially monarchs!) Bas Relief, LLC is the work of Ba Rea, exploring natural history. It includes books, educational materials, writing, and artwork. The subject matter often focuses on monarch butterflies and the milkweed community.
- Edith Smith's (of Shady Oak Farm) Wednesday, January 21, 2009, Blog page "What is Going On Inside a Monarch Chrysalis?" Edith Smith presents a great labelled image of the body parts visible on a newly formed monarch chrysalis.
- Journey North's Monarch pages An excellent resource for monarch information where students and monarch enthusiasts track monarch migration.
- Monarch Watch Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas offers tagging, Monarch Waystations programs and more.
- Monarchlab at the Univarsity of Minnesota Check out this excellent monarch site
- The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project A great citizen science project investigating the population dynamics of the monarch butterfly. You can be involved.
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Category Archives: About the trip
North Central Mexico
I am reviewing notes and memories from our trip to Mexico. I’ve been talking with Carol Cullar one of my traveling partners and the director of the Rio Bravo Nature Center. She sent this lovely description of the ecosystem and … Continue reading
The End of the Road
I am home again in Union, West Virginia. Our trip to Mexico with the monarchs was a wonderful experience. My apologies that the photos and text got thin near the end. The nice tech at Apple told me very gently … Continue reading
Hello from Laurel, Mississippi
We arrived at Carole Jordan’s home late last night. We are enjoying a much needed rest from the road today amongst great friends. Tomorrow we will get up early and drive to Radford, Virginia. I should be home sometime Sunday … Continue reading
Monarchs Clustering at Lower Elevations
Around 2 pm we headed up to Angangueo. We began seeing monarchs in Ocampo. We saw them further up the road toward Angangeo than we did yesterday but still very few in Angangueo. We continued on up to La Chincua. … Continue reading
Hello from Michoachan!
We finally found an internet connection! Bill Fry at the Pyramid of the Sun Tuesday we visited Teotihuacan, City of the Gods. Our visit was just a very brief brush with this huge, complex archeological site. It was election day … Continue reading
Day of the Dead in San Miguel de Allende
Saturday morning, we had a great breakfast at Java Time, the coffee shop attached to Hotel Casablanca in Queretaro. I don’t know if any of you have traveled with Carol Cullar but it is always a fascinating adventure. Coincidences and … Continue reading
October 31, Many Monarchs! Between Rio Verde and Jalpan in the Sierra Madre Occidental
We got up early at Hotel San Jose in Cuidad del Mais. It was overcast with occasional drizzle. After some consultation with a gentleman alongside the main road we headed uphill out of town, past a plaza and playground onto … Continue reading
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October 30, Chasing the Monarchs to Cuidad del Maiz
This morning we bade farewell to the tranquility of our stay at Hotel Morillo. At breakfast we got a suggestion via the monarch listserv, Dplex, from Bill Calvert that we divert our trip Through Cuidad del Maiz to Rio Verde … Continue reading
Following the Monarchs south out of Saltillo
We got a note from Bill Calvert on Dplex this morning: “You should slip over to Cuidad del Maiz and head south towards Rio Verde. That’s where the monarchs go!” So we are on our way. We’ll check in as … Continue reading
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From the Beautiful Hotel Morillo in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
This post comes to you from the incredibly beautiful courtyard of the Hotel Morillo in Coahuila, Mexico. http://www.elmorillo.com.mx We are relaxing after days of pushing to get into Mexico and meeting up with a Monarch Monitoring conference in Saltillo. As we … Continue reading