- COMMON MILKWEED. Adkins, Leonard M. // Wildflowers Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains;Apr2005, p182
A chapter of the book "Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains," by Leonard M. Adkins is presented. It describes the Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), a common plant where its vital role played in the web life is easy to overlook. It highlights the dependence of the monarch...
- USFWS: Collecting, Processing, Storing and Sowing Milkweed Seed. Watkins, Wedge; Erickson, Becky // Wild Ones Journal;Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p9
The article offers tips on proper handling of milkweed seed to help address the declining number of Northeast Monarch butterflies. With the loss of habitat being one of the reasons for such decline, the article features the characteristics of common milkweed and swamp milkweed for proper...
- Attenuation of the Jasmonate Burst, Plant Defensive Traits, and Resistance to Specialist Monarch Caterpillars on Shaded Common Milkweed ( Asclepias syriaca). Agrawal, Anurag; Kearney, Emily; Hastings, Amy; Ramsey, Trey // Journal of Chemical Ecology;Jul2012, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p893
Plant responses to herbivory and light competition are often in opposing directions, posing a potential conflict for plants experiencing both stresses. For sun-adapted species, growing in shade typically makes plants more constitutively susceptible to herbivores via reduced structural and...
- Case of the missing monarch. Damsker, Matt; McGrath, Mike // Organic Gardening (08973792);Dec92, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p19
Focuses on the annual migration of tens of millions of monarchs from their Mexican breeding grounds to the eastern United States. How it was dramatically interrupted this past summer; How scientists are worried about the butterfly's future; Comments from monarch expert Lincoln Brower a...
- My Mexican monarchs. Thomae Jr., E.; Conway, W.P. // Ranger Rick;Oct91, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p4
Describes the author's visit to the winter home of the migrating monarch butterfly. Migrate to forests in Mexico because of ideal temperature; How winter home was discovered; How butterfly migrates; Group called Monarca working to protect monarch habitat from loggers and to find other income...
- A Solution Takes Wing. Russell, Theresa // Odyssey;Oct2003, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p36
Focuses on the conservation of monarch butterflies in Mexico.
- Monarchs by the millions. // Americas;Sep/Oct86, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p16
The seasonal migration of monarch butterflies spans 2,000 miles between Mexico and the US and involves several generations of insects in the twice-a-year migration.
- Storm-tossed monarchs land in Europe. // Current Science;2/16/96, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p12
Reports on how a few monarch butterflies landed in Great Britain from their home in the United States and Canada. Features of their annual migration to Florida and Mexico; Impact of the hurricanes that hit the eastern United States; Prospects for the monarchs' chances of survival in Great Britain.
- FLIGHT RISK. // Scholastic SuperScience;Sep2008, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p3
The article reports on the millions of monarch butterflies that took off on a 4,828 kilometer flight and spent the winter in Mexico, which made scientists to believe that these butterflies are threatened due to the illegal logging in the country.