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Spotting Monarch Butterflies in the Midwest!

Monarch butterflies have one of the world’s most spectacular mass migrations – spanning three or more generations and 2,800 miles! The iconic and easily recognizable orange colored pollinators make it all the way from their winter hibernation site in Mexico to Canada and back. Monarchs play an important role as pollinators in our ecosystem. August …

Milkweed for Monarchs

include milkweed for monarchs, landscape design

Monarch butterfly populations are rapidly declining due to drought conditions, increased insecticide and herbicide use, overwhelming habitat loss, and the steep decrease in milkweed plants.¬† Monarch butterflies are beautiful and important participants in pollinating plants in our ecosystem. However, their population has declined 90 percent over the last twenty years. Female monarchs rely on milkweed …