SpEd. Teacher & MCP Founder
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Susie’s love of Monarchs started when she visited the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary as a child, and thought that the trees were alive. She hopes that the Monarch Conservation Project generates community interest for protecting Monarch butterflies.
I was born and raised on a farm in West Haven, CT. Started working with raptors in 1940, when my grandfather made me eat an owl I shot. I’m still working with raptors today, helping to conduct a statewide golden eagle survey with the Oregon Eagle Foundation and helping conduct butterfly surveys with my wife, Sue, for the North American Butterfly Association and Monarch conservation with MACO.
Sue Anderson is happiest when she is in the field introducing adults and children to the beauty and science of butterflies. She leads walks for the Deschutes Land Trust, conducts the annual butterfly counts for our region, and is an active participant in the Monarch Advocates of Central Oregon group.
Joe Billings, a largely self-taught ‘born’ naturalist, established MonarchQuestAZ in January, 2014, leading to a record-breaking first season of 17 migration recoveries from both California and Mexico. When not in pursuit of monarchs, he is engaged in designing and building natural habitat landscapes and butterfly gardens as an award-winning Landscaping Artist.
541-549-2099 ext. 5550
Mrs. Fuentes works in water colors with sixth grade student artists to create their illustrations for the book, Journey’s Flight. The students are really excited to be involved with bringing Journey’s adventure to life with vibrant artwork.
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Mrs. Gunnarson is helping her 7/8 Art students interpret and illustrate a scene of their choice from the book in either watercolor or colored pencil.
Associate Professor of Entomology
David James founded and manages the Pacific Northwest Monarch Tagging Program which enabled Journey’s migration to be tracked. He also conducts research on the biology and conservation of Monarchs in the Pacific Northwest.
Tom Landis, PhD
Native Plant Nursery Consulting
Website: Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates
Tom is a forester who retired after 30 years of working as a nursery specialist for the US Forest Service, and has been creating pollinator habitat in southern Oregon and giving Monarchs and Milkweeds workshops around the West.
Freelance writer / editor with a BA Journalism & Masters in Public Administration. Retired educational administrator and dedicated children’s literacy and conservation education advocate.
Author / Publisher
Retired from motivational speaking and writing, Jean now finds writing and art projects that help young people.
After 27 years of professionally painting western and landscape paintings, Dan was honored to be a part of the butterfly conservation project. Dan participated by creating the painting for the cover of the book.
Web Master & Photographer
Conan has built the website for the Monarch Conservation Project. He also is ready to take photos for any of the MCP events.