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How the Monarch Butterfly Population is Measured

The recent announcement that the overwintering monarch butterfly population has increased 144 percent since last year is great news, but might be a bit confusing. Aren’t monarch butterflies still in …

Good News for Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population

The latest numbers for the eastern monarch butterfly population have just been released and posted by Monarch Watch, and there’s some good news to report. The species has experienced a precipitous decline …

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For the Future of Denver’s Parks, Natural Areas and Wildlife – Vote YES on 2A

When we think about nature and the great outdoors in Colorado the places that come to mind are often our world-famous mountains, national parks and forests. Though, for so many …

Students Make a Hands-on Difference for Monarchs!

Close to 20,000 school children from Minnesota to Texas are digging in deep to restore monarch butterfly and pollinator habitat. In some cases, students had never grown flowers from seed …

Three Ways to Take Action for Monarch Butterflies

  |   May 22, 2018

Did you know it takes an average of 29 milkweed plants to assure one adult monarch butterfly reaches adulthood? Monarch populations have fallen by 90 percent from habitat loss, pesticides, …

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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 …

Join us on our road to the Final Fur!

Help us celebrate National Wildlife Week as we kick off our Final Fur tournament! Cheer on your favorite native North American species as they compete for honor, glory, and the …

Teachers exploring the woods photo by Liz Soper

On a Monarch Mission

Did you know that monarch butterfly larva chew a notch in the stalk of a leaf before they eat it? Amazingly so, this behavior is called “leaf notching” and it …

monarch on purple coneflower

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 …

How Communities Helped Wildlife in 2017

It has not been the best year for wildlife or conservation. But conservationists are still fighting and we have had some victories in 2017. Communities have been coming together to …

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