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Monarchs on the Mountain

Tulsa's Monarchs on the Mountain


Tulsa’s RiverParks Authority is pleased to announce Monarchs on the Mountain, a new festival celebrating the vital role Eastern Oklahoma plays in the Monarch Butterfly migration will be held September 24th, on Turkey Mountain. The festival will take place from 10:00 am, until 2:00 pm in the pavilion area of the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area near the main trailhead, 6850 S. Elwood Ave.
The day will be filled with fun and educational activities highlighting the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, the Great Monarch Migration and the habitat of Turkey Mountain which supports a myriad of wildlife. Information will be available and plants may be purchased to help establish your own Monarch Waystation. Visitors can even make a seed ball to plant this fall. Monarch tagging will be demonstrated and butterflies will be released to join the southward migration to the Oyamel fir forests of Central Mexico. This free festival will appeal to all ages and food trucks will be on site. Come spend the day with us celebrating our unique place in the life of the Monarch!
This event is hosted by: RiverParks Authority in partnership with the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition, the Tulsa Audubon Society and The M.E.T. and supporters; Sustainable Tulsa, Blue Thumb, The Tulsa Zoo, City of Tulsa, Monarch Initiative of Tulsa, Westside Y and the USFWS.
Please help us spread the word by distributing the promotional flyer and sharing our event on Facebook.

For more information contact Marci Hawkins, steering committee chair at: marci.hawkins@tulsaurbanwildernesscoalition.org.

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TUWC: General Membership Summer Quarterly Meeting




The Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition summer quarterly meeting will be held Friday July 17th, 6:30PM at the Bass Pro Shop in Broken Arrow in the Education Room on the second floor in the Camo department.

Lori Jones from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will be presenting on their upcoming plans to create the Green Country Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. This presentation will focus on how the USFWS plans to form cooperative partnerships to help protect and preserve green space and wildlife habitat in northeast Oklahoma.


UWRP Sticker

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USFW Visits Turkey Mountain






Staff members from Northeastern Oklahoma US Fish and Wildlife Service facilities visited Turkey Mountain and Mooser Creek today. The federal agency is interested in exploring partnerships for environmental and conservation education.

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Blog: TZ – Have you seen these beetles on Turkey Mountain?

Have you seen these beetles on Turkey Mountain?

The American Burying Beetle is on the Endangered Species list, and has been reported in five US states, including Oklahoma. A Google search turns up tons of reading, and it appears to me that this is a real possibility. Defenders.org explains the Endangers Species Act and the ABB.

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