Celebrating Wildflowers News Current Year 2019
Celebrating Wildflowers has been Updated!
Posted May 30, 2019
The Celebrating Wildflowers website has a fresh new look and has been updated so it can be viewed on smartphones and tablets, as well as computers.
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!
Contact us if you have questions or comments.
Seize the Daisies: Go see wildflowers before they’re gone
Posted May 8, 2019
As spring literally blossoms across the nation, the brilliant colors of wildflowers—their reds, oranges, blues and yellows—splash across the landscape from wildlands to city parks to manicured lawns. In recognition of National Wildflower Week, which is always the third week of May, the USDA Forest Service wants you to enjoy this natural and wild bouquet by visiting a national forest or grassland wildflower viewing area.
National Pollinator Garden Network Surpasses Goal of One Million Registered Pollinator Gardens
Posted March 1, 2019
In just three years, 1,040,000 gardens were registered with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) involving an estimated eight million people, concentrated in the United States, and Canada with some in Mexico, and across the globe. From tiny yards to public gardens, the million plus gardens add up to a network of approximately five million acres of enhanced or new pollinator habitat.
The Weird Sex Lives of Orchids
Posted February 19, 2019
The animal kingdom is full of strange, endearing, and even alarming courtship rituals and mating habits. Yet we don’t hear much about the bizarre reproductive strategies that plants use to produce the next generation.
Eastern Monarch Population Numbers Increase 144% from Last Year
Posted January 31, 2019
The eastern North American monarch population estimate for the winter of 2018-2019 reports a population size of 6.05 hectares, announced by World Wildlife Fund - Mexico and the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP). This is the largest population we have seen since 2007, an increase of 144% compared to last year.
2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series
Posted January 29, 2019
The Monarch Joint Venture is excited to announce the topics for the 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series! The Monarch Joint Venture is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center to put on another year full of informative and inspiring webinars on all things monarch.