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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 07:01 AM

'If you build it, they will come': Missouri habitat helps monarch butterflies

Each year, millions of monarch butterflies flood the skies.

Embarking on a journey that encompasses up to three generations, they travel 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada and back, one of the longest migrations on the planet.

Monarch butterflies are iconic insects in North America, but they are in trouble.

In the past 10 years alone, almost one-third of the entire population has been lost. Monarch butterflies are dying, but an encouraging remedy is in the works planting and restoring habitat.

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/if-you-build-it-they-will-come-missouri-habitat-helps/article_9c4930a0-497e-11e9-989d-bf56b9c44952.html

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 07:18 AM

1. i just bought some milkweed last Saturday

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 08:35 AM

2. Yay Kurt!!!!!

Thank you for planting milkweed!! Every little bit helps. If I could figure out how to post pictures from my phone Id show everyone my beautiful Monarchs-from planting milkweed in my yard! Im also going to plant more Mexican sunflowers, lantana etc for nectar plants. Our butterfly journey began a few years ago with my grandson learning about feeding the butterflies in his preschool class!

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