Author: Susie Vanderlip

There Were 1 Billion Monarch Butterflies. Now There Are 93 Million. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a23472939/monarch-butterflies-endangered-pesticides-climate-change/ A must-read article about how the iconic Monarch Butterflies have declined 98% in the last 20 years. Humans have caused it and humans must reverse it.  They not only bring awe, beauty and wonder to our...

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...

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-tips-from-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  ...