Category: Conservation

Monarch Butterfly, photo by Lauren Tingco

From Milkweed to Monarchs

This morning I spotted a Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on the flowering Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in my backyard. Monarchs are from the Nymphalidae (nym-PHAL-li-dee) family, subfamily Danainae (dah-NAY-i-nee) because...

Iroquois NWR completes its first forest improvement project

Forest Improvement Project

During the month of May Iroquois NWR completed its first forest improvement project which focused on replacing a non-native conifer plantation with native tree species. The first planting consisted of...