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A Safety Net for Butterflies

It’s Learn About Butterflies Day!  When that first butterfly of spring flutters by, our hearts skip a beat. Sadly, almost a fifth (17 percent) of the roughly 800 species gracing …

Monarch Butterfly 2018 Population Down by 14.8 Percent

The population number of eastern monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has been released, showing a 14.8 percent decline over last year, continuing the downward trend that has resulted in an overall 90 percent …

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Show Monarch Butterflies Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Will you be the monarch butterfly’s Valentine? If you will, we promise every heart will have a reason to flutter with joy. What could be better than helping rescue this …

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Milkweed for Monarchs in the Sunflower State

Imagine the prairies of Kansas once again filled with thousands of monarchs migrating south! Recently, multiple agencies and groups in Kansas gathered for the first Monarch Summit to join the …

Bee and coneflower

Six Tips for Pollinator Gardens in Small Spaces

The Monarchs Are Here!

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

How Much Do You Know About Monarch Butterflies?

Spring has arrived and monarch butterflies are on the move. Soon they will arrive in our grassland prairies, meadows and backyard habitats. But how much do you know about these …

Declining Monarch Butterfly Finds Hope for Recovery in St. Louis

About this time last year, the National Weather Service spotted a cloud stretching from the St. Louis area east into Illinois. Meteorologists watching the radar noted that its shape was …

Helping Pollinators One Garden at a Time

As a passionate gardener, I believe all gardens, open fields, and community habitats can be made sustainable using native plants to help wildlife. Wildlife rely on native plants for food, cover, …

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