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June 2001 (First Published Update)

1) Welcome! 2) New and improved Butterfly Condos 3) 2001 Tagging Kits 4) New t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, and more! 5) Do you shop at Amazon.com? 6) Monarch Meeting a success! 7) Monarch Population Down? 8) We need your feedback! 9) Sad News 10) How to unsubscribe from this update

July 2001

1) Welcome! 2) Email Update Archive 3) Late Summer Monarchs 4) 2001 Tagging Kits 5) New Promotional Items via CafePress! 6) Monarch Watch Funding 7) Dana Leaving Monarch Watch 8) Home Earth Partnership 9) We Still Need Your Feedback! 10) 2000 Season Summary 11) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

August 2001

1) Welcome! 2) Email Update...Update ;-) 3) Thank You Kaidan 4) 2001 Tagging Kits: Going, going... 5) Amazon.com and CafePress Affiliations 6) Monarch Watch Funding 7) Price Increases 8) Home Earth 9) Website Survey Update 10) 2000 Season Summary 11) Fall Monarch Population and Migration 12) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

September 2001

1) Welcome! 2) Gulliver's Gift Shop - now open! 3) Thank You VR Toolbox! 4) Migration Forecast 5) Gulliver's Travels - submit your monarch sightings! 6) Why only 250,000 tags? 7) Monarch Watch Funding 8) Price Increases 9) We're swamped! 10) Tagging Events 11) 2000 Season Summary 12) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

October 2001

1) Welcome! 2) Our Newest Program Assistant 3) Gulliver's Gift Shop update 4) Adopt-a-Classroom 5) The Great Recovery of 2001 6) Local Tagging Event a success! 7) Monarch Watch Funding 8) Some excellent reading for butterfly fans 9) Where are they now? 10) 2000 Season Summary - off to press! 11) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

November 2001

1) Welcome! 2) New Affiliate Program 3) Adopt-a-Classroom 4) Tag Recovery Fund 5) New Educational Items 6) Monarch Watch Funding7) Send Us Your Data 8) Where Are They Now? 9) Late Migrants and Population Size 10) 2000 Season Summary - on its way! 11) Holiday Shopping Online 12) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

December 2001

1) Welcome! 2) Holiday Shopping Online 3) Adopt-a-Classroom 4) Gulliver's Gift Shop 5) New Monarch Book 6) Where Are They Now/Late Monarchs 7) Updates from Mexico 8) Send Us Your Data 9) 2000 Season Summary 10) Monarch Watch Word Search 11) How to Unsubscribe from this Update


January 2002

1) Welcome! 2) SPAM - oops! 3) Mexican President's Speech Translated 4) Goin' to Mexico 5) December Monarchs 6) Overwintering Monarch Population Size 7) Recoveries Online 8) Thank You Minds@Work! 9) KU Alumni Magazine Article 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

February 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Back from Mexico! (Adopt-a-Classroom Update) 3) Catastrophic Monarch Mortality at Overwintering Sites 4) Tag Recoveries and the Tag Recovery Fund 5) Taggers Wanted for Fall 2002 6) Gulliver's Gift Shop 7) Puzzle Winner 8) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

March 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Post-Storm Visit to Mexico 3) Tag Recoveries and Tag Recovery Fund 4) The Living and the Dead 5) Spring Observations - Very Important 6) Gulliver's Gift Shop 7) Monarch Crusaders 8) Call for Articles 9) We'd Like Your Opinion! 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

April 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Monarchs Right On Time 3) Number of Spring Monarchs 4) Spring Observations - Very Important 5) Order Processing and Fulfillment Has Changed 6) Taggers Wanted for Fall 2002 7) Attention All 2001 Taggers 8) New Site Design 9) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

May 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Are the Monarchs on Time? 3) Deforestation within the Monarch Reserves in Mexico 4) Generation Length, Developmental Zero, & Chronological and Physiological Age 5) Tag Recovery Update 6) Reminder: Order Your Tags Today! 7) Mother's Day Specials at Gulliver's Gift Shop 8) Sarah's Farewell 9) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

June 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Status of the Population 3) Degree Days and Monarchs 4) Good Years vs Poor Years 5) Raising Monarchs in the Summertime 6) Reminder: Order Your Tags Today! 7) 15% OFF Summer Reading Specials in Gulliver's Gift Shop! 8) CyberSurfari 2002 9) Adopt-a-Classroom 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

July 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Status of the Population and a Prediction 3) The Premigration Migration 4) Monarchs Spin Silk 5) Tags Shipping Soon 6) Monarch Rearing Kits 7) Summer Savings at Gulliver's Gift Shop 8) Cathy's Farewell 9) Our Newest Program Assistant 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

August 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Prospects for the Fall Migration 3) 2002 Tagging Kits 4) Sixth Annual Festival of Butterflies 5) Summer Fun at Gulliver's Gift Shop 6) Monarch Rearing Kits 7) Hairpencils 8) 2001 Season Summary 9) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

September 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Tagging Event this Weekend! 3) Status of the Monarch Population 4) Timing of the Migration 5) Tagging Monarchs 6) The Proboscis – Structure and Function 7) Festival of Butterflies a Success! 8) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

October 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Status of the Population 3) Premature Pupation 4) Data Sheets 5) Leftover Tags 6) Got Milkweed? Stickers 7) Wet Day a the Wetlands 8) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

November 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Status of the Population 3) Adopt-a-Classroom Donations 4) Tagging Data Sheets 5) 2002 Recoveries 6) Just in Time for the Holidays! 7) Bird Predation on Monarchs 8) Queens and Soldiers 9) Interstate Shipment of Butterflies 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

December 2002

1) Welcome! 2) Status of the Population 3) Can Monarchs Detect Sound? 4) 'Tis the Season 5) Adopt-a-Classroom Trip Cancelled 6) Tag Recovery Fund 7) 2001 Season Summary 8) How to Unsubscribe from this Update


January 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Adopt-a-Classroom Trip Un-Cancelled ;-) 3) Status of the Population 4) Overwintering Biology: How Monarchs Get Through the Winter 5) 10,000 Nature Books and Audio/Video Titles! 6) Tag Recovery Fund 7) Why the 2001 Season Summary is So Late 8) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

February 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Adopt-a-Classroom Trip 3) Status of the Population 4) "Genetic Memory" of the Overwintering Sites? 5) Monarch Population Crashes and Recoveries 6) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

March 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Adopt-a-Classroom 3) Status of the Population 4) Tag Recoveries 5) Monarchs Sink Ship at Sea? 6) Butterfly Nectar & Host Plants Available 7) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

April 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Status of the Population 3) Spring Conditions 4) Tag Recoveries 5) Adopt-a-Classroom 6) Monarch Glue?! 7) 2001 Season Summary Mailed 8) Plant Sale 9) Attention: Houston, TX Monarch Watchers 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

May 2003

1) Welcome! 2) 2003 Monarch Watch Memberships 3) Status of the Population 4) Rate of Progression of the Spring Migration 5) Spring Conditions 6) Tag Recoveries 7) Monarch Watch is Moving! 8) Monarch Watch Featured in a French Magazine 9) Plants Available – a Local Fundraiser for Monarch Watch 10) New Items in Gulliver's Gift Shop 11) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

June 2003

1) Welcome! 2) BugBear Virus Attack 3) Status of the Population 4) Rate of Progression of the Spring Migration 5) When does the migration northward end? 6) Early Summer Conditions 7) Orientation and Navigation: Terminology Issues 8) Dr. Fred Urquhart – In Memoriam 9) 2003 Membership/Tagging Kits 10) 2002 Tag Recoveries - Coming Soon! 11) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

July 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Virus Attack 3) Status of the Population 4) Mid Summer Conditions 5) When does the migration northward end? 6) The Pre-migration Migration 7) 2003 Membership/Tagging Kits 8) Tachinids: Monarch Parasitoids 9) Upcoming Monarch Events 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

August 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Status of the Population 3) 2003 Membership/Tagging Kits 4) Peak Migration Dates 5) Upcoming Monarch Events 6) Tachinid Update 7) Imaginal Discs 8) Rearing Containers 9) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

September 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Conservation Perspectives 3) 2003 Season Tags are Gone 4) Status of the Population 5) Conditions for Breeding 6) Conditions for the Migration7) Tagging at the Baker Wetlands 8) Clustering and Mating 9) Tachinid Update 10) Upcoming Monarch Events 11) Open House 12) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

October 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Conservation Perspectives 3) Status of the Population 4) 2002 Season Recoveries 5) Please Return Your Datasheets 6) Tachinid Update 7) Monarch Watch in Central Park 8) Kansas University Open House 9) California Events 10) Harvesting Milkweed Seeds 11) An Invitation: Video Conference with Monarch Watch 12) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

November 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Conservation Perspectives 3) Status of the Population 4) Natural and Unnatural Emergence Times 5) Please Return Your Data Sheets 6) Tachinid Update 7) Monarchs Tagged in 2001 and Found in 2003?! 8) An Invitation: Video Conference with Monarch Watch 9) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

December 2003

1) Welcome! 2) Conservation Perspectives 3) Status of the Population 4) Western Monarchs 5) Day Length and the Monarch Migration 6) Introduced Predators and Parasitoids: Polistes dominulus 7) An Invitation: Video Conference with Monarch Watch 8) How to Unsubscribe from this Update


January 2004

1) Welcome! 2) Conservation Perspectives 3) Western Monarchs 4) Ellwood Main Butterfly Preserve 5) Status of the Population 6) Tag Recovery Fund 7) Introduced Predators and Parasitoids 8) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

February 2004

1) Welcome! 2) Conservation Perspectives 3) The Western Population & Continuous Counts 4) Status of the Population 5) Tag Recovery Fund 6) Cold-Hardiness and Related Issues 7) Video Conferencing with Monarch Watch 8) New Life Cycle Poster 9) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

March 2004

1) Welcome! 2) Conservation Perspectives 3) The Western Monarch Population 4) Status of the Population 5) Tag Recovery Fund 6) The "Off to Mexico" BLOG 7) Adopt-a-Classroom 8) iChatting from Mexico 9) New Monarch Poster Now Shipping 10) How to Unsubscribe from this Update

April 2004

1) New Format for Updates 2) Status of the Population 3) Monarch Watch Open House and Plant Fundraiser 4) The Western Monarch Population 5) Conditions for Monarchs Moving North 6) New Tag Policy 7) Tag Recovery Update 8) Tag Recovery Fund 9) Every Little Bit Helps 10) Status of the 2003 Recoveries 11) Conservation Perspectives 12) The European Paper Wasp 13) About Our Update List

May 2004

1) Illegal Logging at Sierra Chincua 2) Monarch Watch Open House and Plant Fund-Raiser 3) Status of the Population 4) The Western Monarch Population 5) The European Paper Wasp 6) About Our Update List

June 2004

1) Illegal Logging Within the Monarch Sanctuaries 2) Status of the Population 3) Western Monarchs 4) Recoveries for the 2003 Tagging Season 5) Monarch Watch Tagging Kits and Rearing Kits 6) Season Summaries 7) Effects of Transgenic Crops on Milkweeds 8) New Book on Monarchs 9) Monarch Watch Open House and Plant Fundraiser 10) Upcoming Events 11) About Our Update List

July 2004

1) Monarch Watch Online Forums 2) Illegal Logging in Mexico 3) Status of the Population 4) Western Monarch Population 5) Millkweed at Valley Forge 6) Vieques Monarchs 7) Fourth of July / Mid-Summer Monarch Counts 8) More Recoveries / Recovery Rates 9) Why We Still Tag Monarchs 10) Why Tagging Won't Lead to the Demise of the Monarchs 11) Tagging and Rearing Kits 12) Upcoming Monarch Events 13) About Our Update List

August 2004

1) New Online Community Forums 2) Monarch Watch Open House 3) News from Mexico 4) Status of the Population 5) Western Monarch Population 6) 2003 Recovery Data 7) Tagging and Rearing Kits 8) Festival of Butterflies 9) Upcoming Monarch Events 10) Monarchs in New Zealand 11) Eating Monarchs 12) About Our Update List

September 2004

1) Online Community Forums 2) Monarch Watch Open House and Tagging Events 3) Status of the Population 4) Western Monarch Population 5) Milkweed Production 6) Tags Still Available 7) Four Wings and a Prayer - The Movie 8) Upcoming Monarch Events 9) Monarchs and Art 10) The World's Largest Monarch 11) About Our Update List

October 2004

1) Report on Deforestation in Mexico 2) New Update Index 3) Status of the Population 4) Tag Recoveries 5) Western Monarchs 6) Pesticides Used on Pets and Monarch Rearing 7) Scaleless Monarchs 8) Monarchs in Spain 9) Upcoming Monarch Events 10) New DVD on Butterflies and Skippers 11) About Our Update List

November 2004

1) Illegal Logging in Mexico 2) Status of the Population 3) Western Monarch Report 4) Monarchs – Variation in Size 5) Scaleless Monarchs 6) Monarchs and Plumeria 7) Pesticides Used on Pets and Monarch Rearing 8) Please Return Your Datasheets 9) In Memory of Bob Small 10) About Our Update List

December 2004

1) Tag Recoveries 2) Tag Recovery Fund 3) Status of the Population 4) Western Monarchs 5) News from Mexico 6) The Monarch - A State Insect for Indiana? 7) Monarch Caterpillars with Extra Filaments 8) 2005 Monarch Watch Tagging Kits 9) About Our Update List

January 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Tag Recovery Fund 3) New Tagging Kits 4) News from Mexico 5) Teaching with Monarchs 6) Western Monarchs 7) MBSF Fundraising and Projects 8) About Our Update List

February 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) News from Mexico 3) Western Monarchs 4) Tag Recoveries 5) Tag Recovery Fund 6) Monarch Watch Shop - New Items 7) Monarchs on the Radio 8) Snow on the Milkweed 9) About Our Update List

March 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Conservation: Monarch Waystations 3) Tag recovery 4) La Cruz Habitat Protection Program 5) Pacific Grove Meeting 6) Images from the Monarch Sanctuaries 7) Preliminary Tagging Analysis 8) Notes on the Western Population 9) Thank You Map Resources! 10) About Our Update List

April 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Monarch Waystation Program Launched 3) Monarch Watch Spring Open House and Plant Fundraiser 4) The McGuire Center and Butterfly Rainforest 5) Development Programs and Alternare 6) Monarch vs. Lizard?! 7) About Our Update List

May 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Monarch Waystation Program 3) Monarch Watch Spring Open House and Plant Fundraiser 4) 2005 Monarch Tagging Kits 5) New Monarch Poster 6) About Our Update List

June 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Degree Days Again! 3) Monarch Waystation Update 4) Monarch Tag Recoveries 5) Monarch Rearing Containers 6) Milkweed Blooming Peak 7) Butterfly Photos 8) In the Shop 9) About Our Update List

July 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Tagging Kits – Get ‘em while you can! 3) Online Submission of Monarch Waystation Application 4) Rain Gardens and Monarch Waystations 5) Monarch Tag Recovery Update 6) Monarch Degree Days For The Last Three Seasons 7) Harvest and Storage of Milkweed Seeds 8) Morelia Monarch Conference Books 9) About Our Update List

August 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Tagging Kit Availability 3) Spring Reports of Monarchs in Texas 4) Monarch Waystation Update 5) Monarch Watch Open House & Monarch Tagging Event 6) Monarch Degree Days For The Last Three Seasons 7) Monarch Watch Online Community Forums 8) Papalotzin 9) Determining Sex of Monarch Pupae 10) Morelia Monarch Conference Books 11) About Our Update List

September 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Tagging Kits Still Available; Please Return Your Datasheets 3) Seed Collecting: Yes, Sir - Three Bags Full! 4) Monarch Waystation Update 5) Monarch Watch Open House & Monarch Tagging Event 6) Monarch Degree Days For The Last Three Seasons 7) Western Monarchs 8) Papalotzin Visits Monarch Watch 9) About Our Update List

October 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Temperatures During the Migration 3) Tagging Data and Recoveries 4) Tell Us What You Think 5) About Our Update List

November 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Michoacan Reforestation Foundation (MRF) 3) Papalotzin 4) Monarch Conference 5) A Late Bloomer for Your Monarch Waystation 6) A Praying Mantis Ate My Tagged Monarch! 7) Illegal Logging Continues in Mexico 8) Western Monarch Round-up 9) Holiday Shopping 10) About Our Update List

December 2005

1) Status of the Population 2) Monarch Waystations 3) About Our Update List


January 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Monarch Waystations 3) Western Monarchs 4) White Monarchs 5) California Conference 6) Tag Recoveries 7) Tagging Datasheets 8) About Monarch Watch

February 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Western Monarchs 3) Blue Monarchs 4) Milkweeds for Monarch Waystations and Rain Gardens 5) Monarch Waystation Seed Kits for California 6) Monarch Waystations 7) Tag Recoveries 8) About Monarch Watch

March 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Tag Recoveries 3) Convergence of Monarch Experts and Filmmakers 4) Monarch Waystations 5) Monarchs in Peru 6) Spring Open House & Plant Fundraiser 7) Monarch Watch Shop 8) Monarch Watch Job Opportunity 9) About Monarch Watch

April 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Egg Dumping 3) Degree Days 4) Monarch Waystation Publicity 5) Monarch Waystation Seed Kits 6) Milkweed Restoration 7) Peru to Saudi Arabia 8) Hawks and Monarchs 9) Western Monarchs 10) Project MonarchHealth 11) Spring Open House & Plant Fundraiser 12) About Monarch Watch

May 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Another Monarch Secret? 3) Too Many Too Soon? 4) New Monarch Watch Program 5) Monarch Waystations 6) Tag Recoveries 7) Open House & Plant Fundraiser 8) Monarch Watch Staff Change 9) About Monarch Watch

June 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Monarch Tags 3) Temperature Monitoring Program 4) Monarch Watch Products 5) A Little-known Milkweed 6) Degree Days 7) Monarchs and Me 8) About Monarch Watch

July 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Monarch Tags 3) Temperature Monitoring Program 4) Monarch Waystation #1 5) Wanted: Orange Monarch Pupae 6) Degree Days 7) Peterson Middle School 8) About Monarch Watch

August 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Fall Open House 3) Monarch Waystations 4) Weed Control in Pastures 5) Cool Cats 6) Air Fresheners: A Possible Hazard for Monarch Caterpillars 7) Milkweed Seeds – Vernalization and Scarification 8) Degree Days 9) About Monarch Watch

September 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Isotopes and the Natal Origins of Monarchs: Then and Now 3) Monarch Waystations 4) Monarch Monitoring at Cape May 5) Monarch Tagging Events 6) Communications – A Few Statistics 7) Degree Days for the 2006 Monarch Breeding Season 8) About Monarch Watch

October 2006

1) Status of the Population 2) Pollinator Stamps and Pollinator Week 3) Rate of Habitat Loss and Monarch Waystations 4) Breeding Cages 5) Arkansas Monarchs 6) About Monarch Watch


Summer 2007

1) Status of the Population 2) Monarch Tagging Kits 3) Crop Art and National Pollinator Week 4) Monarch Watch Temperature Loggers 5) New Monarch Website 6) Symposium to Honor Lincoln Brower 7) North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) and Monarchs 8) About Monarch Watch

 

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