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2019
June

TAP training workshop

TAP training workshop

Attendees arriving and checking in at the June 2019 TAP training workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm.

June

Tribal Environmental Action for Monarchs

Tribal Environmental Action for Monarchs

Bree Dunham, co-director of the Citizen Potawatomi Eagle Aviary, introduces Myanabe, a Golden Eagle from their facility, to attendees of the June 2019 TAP workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm. The Citizen Potawatomi Eagle Aviary was a founding member of the Tribal Environmental Action for Monarchs.

April

Educational Session on Monarch Migration

Dr. Chip Taylor, TAP co-director and Monarch Watch founder, leads an educational session on monarch migration during the April 2019 TAP training workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm, assisted by Joanne Ryan, Education Specialist at the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

April

Native Nectar Seedling

Native nectar seedling in production at the Euchee Butterfly Farm greenhouse in April 2019.

April

TAP Conference

Brett Ramey, Director of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington, gives the keynote address at the April 2019 TAP conference held at the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

April

Training workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm

Jane Breckinridge, TAP co-director, gets ready to start the April 2019 TAP training workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm.

April

Field identification training

Dr. Bruce Hoagland, University of Oklahoma, leads a field identification training session for April 2019 TAP training workshop attendees on the native prairie remnant located at the Euchee Butterfly Farm

April

Euchee Butterfly Farm

At the April 2019 training workshop for TAP at the Euchee Butterfly Farm, David Correll, Chickasaw Nation Horticultural Supervisor, demonstrates the proper use of tools to install and maintain habitat restoration sites.

March

Hoop House Opening

TAP hoop house opens for the 2019 season in March!

March

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Environmental Youth Camp

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Environmental Youth Camp

TAP partnered with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Environmental Youth Camp in March 2019 to teach Native youth about tribal efforts to support pollinators and how they could help. Kaya Deerinwater, Citizen Potawatomi Community Garden Coordinator led the group on field identification session to learn more about the uses of important cultural plants for Potawatomi people, with TAP providing technical information on how those plants also support pollinators.

January

Training workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm

TAP Coordinator Collin Spriggs, Kialegee Tribal Town Environmental Director Jennie Lillard, Choctaw Land Use Coordinator Jody House, Ponca Nation Department of Environmental Management Director Melissa Palma, Muscogee Creek Nation Conservationist Julie Norem, and Pawnee Nation Seed Preservation Project Coordinator Kahheetah Barnoskie attending the January 2019 training workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm.

January

Hands-on Training Workshop

Hands-on Training Workshop

At the January 2019 hands-on training workshop for TAP at the Euchee Butterfly Farm, Rhonda Sellers, Ecological Resource Coordinator for the Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center, shows how to stratify native seeds to Ryan Herrod, Chair of the Wetumka Indian Community of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

2018
October

Dr. Chip Taylor leads plant identification training

Dr. Chip Taylor leads plant identification training as a part of the October 2018 TAP seed collection training workshop hosted by the Seneca-Cayuga Nation.

October

Greenhouse Management

Greenhouse Management

At the October 2018 TAP workshop at the Euchee Butterfly Farm, Thalia Miller, Chickasaw Nation Horticultural Director, leads a training session on greenhouse management

October

TAP seed collection training workshop

David Correll, Chickasaw Nation Horticultural Supervisor, discusses a plant identification with Joanne Ryan, Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge Education Specialist, and Andrew Gourd, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Land Coordinator, at the October 2018 TAP seed collection training workshop. The event was hosted on the lands of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation

September

Members of the Morris Indian Community

Members of the Morris Indian Community of the Muscogee Creek Nation install milkweed at a monarch habitat on their tribal land in partnership with TAP with assistance from Chickasaw Nation Ecological Resources Coordinator Rhonda Sellers in September 2018.

July

Monarch habitat

The Morris Indian Community of the Muscogee Creek Nation installed monarch habitat on their tribal land in partnership with TAP as a part of their summer youth wellness programming in July 2018

July

Unloading Asclepias viridis Flats

Muscogee Creek Nation youth unloading Asclepias viridis flats from the Euchee Butterfly Farm to plant at the Morris Indian Community July 2018.

June

Asclepias viridis plants

Asclepias viridis (Green Antelopehorn Milkweed)–check it out, it’s the food of choice for Monarchs in Oklahoma AND it’s a native perennial–plants being cultivated at the Euchee Butterfly Farm in June 2018!

June

Install monarch and pollinator habitat

Students at the College of the Muscogee Nation partnered with TAP to install monarch and pollinator habitat on the college grounds in June 2018.

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