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  • Milkweed Insects

    With all the attention to milkweeds and the decline of monarch butterflies more and more people are searching milkweeds for the monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars.  Often what they find is something else!Gardeners typically find at least 5 common species...

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  • Habitat Loss on Breeding Grounds Cause of Monarch Decline

      Story by: University of Guelph Habitat loss on breeding grounds in the United States – not on wintering grounds in Mexico – is the main cause of recent and projected population declines of migratory monarch butterflies in eastern North...

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  • Save the Monarchs

    SAVE THE MONARCH MIGRATION - ONE BUTTERFLY AT A TIME - PLANT MILKWEED Monarch butterfly numbers are at an all time low and many pollinators are declining as well. The widespread planting of herbicide tolerant corn and soybean lines, intensive...

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