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Support the Mighty Monarch. Let your Milkweed Grow!

Monarch butterfly

Posted April 15, 2014

In the latest Spring 2014 edition of the Conservation Resource Alliance Catalyst, the lead article explains why we should help these famous flyers by letting your milkweed grow! Milkweeds like common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) are critical to the survival of the monarch butterfly. They are a key source of food for the butterfly and the required host plant for their caterpillars.

Read more about supporting the mighty monarch as well as other Catalyst stories(PDF, 0.9 MB)…

New Plant Species Named for Shasta-Trinity National Forest Botanist

Sedum kiersteadiae.
Sedum kiersteadiae

Posted April 11, 2014

In June of 2014, a new stonecrop will be named Sedum kiersteadiae, honoring Forest Botanist Julie Kierstead Nelson. The species is a common inhabitant of rock outcrops in The Eddys and Scott Mountain, at the juncture of Trinity, Siskiyou, and Shasta Counties.

Read more about Sedum kiersteadiae

Upper Peninsula Invasives Council Newsletter, April and May 2014 Edition

Posted April 7, 2014

Bumblebee Conservator cover page.

The latest edition of the Upper Peninsula Invasive Council newsletter is available. It includes an article on page 7 about the Central Upper Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area (CUPCWMA) receiving funding this year from the Monarch Joint Venture. This will fund project efforts through 2016 to study treatment methods for black swallow-wort at Peninsula Point in the western Hiawatha National Forest. The money will also fund additional surveying for possible unknown populations. Work as-sociated with this project will be done by The Hiawatha National Forest and Superior Watershed Partnership who are CUPCWMA partners.

See the newsletter (PDF, 3.1 MB)…


Bumblebee Conservator - Volume 2, Issue 1: First Half 2014

Bumblebee Conservator cover page.

Posted April 3, 2014

Welcome to the second issue of the Bumblebee Conservator, the official newsletter of the Bumblebee Specialist Group. Currently, the plan is to produce and distribute the newsletter twice a year. This first issue of the year will include the Annual BBSG Report along with additional articles.

See the newsletter (PDF, 2.9 MB)…

Butterflies of the Shawnee National Forest

Butterflies of the Shawnee National Forest logo.

Posted April 2, 2014

The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region partnering with the North American Butterfly Association developed a checklist for butterfly species that may be found on the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois.

See the brochure (PDF, 279 KB)…

Celebrating Wildflowers has a New Look!

Posted February 28, 2014

Celebrating Wildflowers Logo featuring a Mariposa Lily and Yellow Ladyslipper Orchid.

We made some changes to the Celebrating Wildflowers website. We gave the website a fresh new look and reorganized the content to simplify and make it easier to find your favorite features.

We hope you like the changes we've made and continue to celebrate with us the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests and grasslands!


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