Author: Susie Vanderlip

Amazing Trip to Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Sites in Michoacan-Mexico Feb 2020 with Susie Vanderlip, Monarch Conservation Specialist for Monarch Watch (http://www.monarchwatch.org) Follow my blog at https://tinyurl.com/AllAboutMonarchs and learn more at http://www.monarchbutterflyspeaker.com Words are insufficient to describe the awe, elation, spiritual wonderment and JOY of being at the Monarch...

Become a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist! Follow link below for instructions and how to get necessary materials pictured above from Monarch Health - University of Georgia research on the O.e. parasite. vanderlip.com/become-citizen-scientist/ To tag Eastern Monarchs, follow instructions at:  https://www.monarchwatch.org/tagging/ To tag Western Monarchs, follow instructions at:  https://monarchalert.calpoly.edu/citizen-science-0  ...

Listen to web radio station Elevated Radio to hear Susie's interviews on "Mindfulness and Healthy Emotional Coping Skills" https://elevatedradiofm.com/shows/mindfulness-and-healthy-emotional-coping-skills 5/8/19 How Emotions Impact Choice and how important it is to have tools to cope with life stress. 15-minutes Susie shares insights into how emotions impact our choices. Listen to...

Watch as a monarch butterfly emerges (ecloses in scientific terms) from the chrysalis the caterpillar made on a succulent! https://youtu.be/bA0nWLBuYwE      Stunning, awing and beautiful to watch, all in real-time. What happens when it emerges (ecloses)? The monarch butterfly emerges after 2 weeks in the chrysalis.  ...

LEGACY OF HOPE Program Objectives 1. Create awareness about the emotional issues students bring to school every day including low self-esteem to self-loathing, grief and loss, anger and rage, suicidal thoughts, victimization and bullying issues, overwhelm, 2. Create awareness what motivates teens to make destructive choices that can...

[caption id="attachment_21957" align="alignnone" width="300"] Lovely female monarch butterfly born in my garden in March, 2018[/caption] This beautiful female monarch butterfly was raised in my small cylindrical habitat. I brought the caterpillar/larva in from narrow leaf native milkweed when about 5 days old, 2nd Instar. Cut a small...

Why Are My Monarchs Turning Black? A certain percentage of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides just don't make it into adulthood and become butterflies. They may show signs of disease or parasitism. It is heartbreaking but also common. Nature does not intend for them all to survive. In fact, left...

Host and Nectar Plants for Monarch Butterfly Gardening BUTTERFLY GARDENING by Susie Vanderlip Butterfly-host-and-nectar-plants Find Pollinator plants for your area of the US: http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/plant-lists/ Pollinator plants for Southeast http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SoutheastPlantList_web.pdf  ...