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View Resource The Butterfly Site.com: Butterfly Gardening

Hosted by The Butterfly Site.com, this site offers a plethora of links covering many aspects of Butterfly Gardens. "A butterfly garden is an easy way to both see more butterflies and to contribute towards their conservation, since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to urbanization and other development." Check out the regional map to see which butterflies can be found in your area. ...

View Resource Mysteries of the Monarch Butterfly

This radio broadcast describes the epic migration of monarch butterflies, who travel from North America to winter in the Oyamel (Balsa) forests west of Mexico City. It features an interview with the foremost researcher of monarchs, biologist Lincoln Brower, who explains that some generations pass before the butterflies return to Mexico, and points out the importance of protecting the Oyamel...

View Resource Monarch Watch

Monarch Watch is a research program based at the University of Kansas and its goal is to encourage citizen scientists of all ages to help in Monarch conservation efforts. Visitors interested in participating in the conservation efforts will not only find tagging activities, in which more than 100,000 children and adults participate every fall, but also projects that teach about providing food and...

View Resource Miracle of Winged Migration

This site, from the Why Files contains brief sections on various aspects of bird migration such as navigation, flight strategies, raptor migration, and declining numbers of migrating songbirds. This site also links to information about monarch migration and the effects of global warming on migration of birds and butterflies alike.

View Resource The Natural History Museum in London: Butterflies and Moths of the World

An excellent resource for entomologists, this Butterflies and Moths of the World website was created by Brian Pitkin and Paul Jenkins of the Natural History Museum in London (NHM). The site was designed "to compile a comprehensive interactive catalogue of all the published genus-group names of Lepidoptera from Linnaeus, 1758, up to the present, and to provide full-colour images of representatives...

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