Monarch Community Science Workshop

If you’re hoping to learn all you can to help the Monarch butterfly, join us for this 1.5 day program sponsored by the Pollinator Posse and Monarch Joint Venture with grant funding from the US Forest Service. The program will begin with a deep dive into Monarch biology and behavior to inform observation and conservation efforts. Then participants will be trained in protocols to participate in community science programs to monitor and tag monarchs in the wild. October 22-23 in Oakland. Event info

2022 Survey Form  Please help us track the Monarchs by contributing to the data

Volunteer Signup Form

MLMP Reference Materials
MLMP Training Video 2-23-22
MLMP UCBG Video 5-9-22
Sign up to do Monarch/Milkweed monitoring on a weekly basis

Narrowleaf Milkweed Information – Background and Planting instructions
Bay Area Wildflower Mix

Our page is about to get a major overhaul but in the meantime you can find our resources at the sites below
Anything in blue is a link

Presentations and Talks

Native Bees on PBS – My Garden of a thousand bees riveting documentary on native bees and to make 
your own habitat
A quarantine project that’s a win for you, your garden and pollinators: A bee house

KQED Bay Curious PodcastHow you can help save the Monarch butterfly and other Pollinatorswith Tora Rocha and Jackie Salas

Mama Wanda’s Garden School visited the Gardens at Lake Merritt to learn all about pollination from the Posse’s Terry Smith      For the young pollinator lovers in your lives

California Fish and Wildlife FAQ on handling Monarchs – a look but don’t touch policy

Wild Bee Conservation in California – Join the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Pollinator Coordinator to discuss  threats facing pollinators and opportunities to conserve them with Drs. Hollis Woodard (UC Irvine) and Lauren Ponisio (University of Oregon).

The Posse on KQED Forum Troubles and Mysteries of the Western Monarch Butterfly  with Cofounder Terry Smith, Dr. Art Shapiro of UC Davis and Dr. Angela Laws of Xerces Society.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Proclamation for Pollinator Posse Day in Oakland 5-22-21

Terry and Tora Talk All Things Pollinator – Public Zoom Recording – March 28, 2021
Terry with Tora at Sierra Foothills Rose Society – April 1, 2021
Life and Death on Milkweed – a deep dive into aphids and the milkweed ecosystem – by May Chen narrated by Clytia Curley

Nature’s Archive podcast Tora ep #15 Rocha and Terry Smith – The Pollinator Posse on Monarchs, their Amazing Lifecycle, and Their Frightening Decline in the West – Part ‪1‬

Nature’s Archive podcast ep #16: Tora Rocha and Terry Smith – The Pollinator Posse Part 2 – What Landowners Can Do to Create Habita‪t‬

Pollinator Habitat Plant List

Our Favorite Pollinator Plants for year-round nectar  (PDF)
Tora’s color coded Pollinator Plants List  (PDF)
Calscape – California Native Plants Society – comprehensive resource for native pollinator plants and nurseries
Pollinator Partnership’s – Ecoregional Planting Guides for Pollinators
Native Plant Resources for Butterflies (PDF)

Community Science Projects

2022 Survey Form  Please help us track the Monarchs by contributing to our data

Polllinator Posse 2021 Monarch Survey Results

Pollinator Posse 2020 Monarch Survey Results

Record your habitat projects on the Monarch Joint Venture Map

Propagating Pipevine video

 Pollinator Posse References and Resources document of papers etc.