The university’s Energy Resources Center will administer a recently-approved agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and dozens of energy and transportation-related organizations.
(Photo by Dorthy Baker, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association)MEXICO CITY — Environmentalists and officials in Mexico say they expect this year to see a strong turnout of monarch butterflies, millions of which make the 3,400-mile (5,500-kilometer) migration from the United States and Canada each year to small patches of forest in central Mexico. The protected wintering grounds have long been…
There are just so many variables that could work in favor or against the monarch butterflies.
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Last year he released 1,700 monarchs and 1,300 black swallowtails into the environment.
The Trump administration’s new order weakening the Endangered Species Act could well make things worse for the monarch, one of more than 1 million species that are struggling around the globe.
It’s part of what state parks officials call their Pollinator Habitat Expansion Initiative.
Too many bugs doomed author’s patch.
Storm pushed millions of butterflies into secluded, sequestered sites.
Public can assist by planting milkweed.
The draft plan builds on existing efforts of state, federal, and local agencies and private organizations and individuals and covers a 16-state region stretching from Texas to the Upper Midwest that encompasses the primary production and migratory habitat areas for eastern monarchs.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Efforts are underway in Central Florida to restore the habitats of the monarch butterfly, crucial to helping plants grow, including many foods people eat. The iconic orange and black insect is one of nature’s key pollinators. Environmentalists say its decline, which they blame in part on climate change, threatens the ecological health of the region, and other…
TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio officials have voted to make their city a little more butterfly-friendly. The Blade reports the Toledo City Council voted unanimously last week to remove milkweed from the noxious weed designation under city municipal code. The native species plays a key role in monarch butterfly survival. Councilman Nick Komives says he proposed the change to bring the…
RATHDRUM, Idaho — Officials in the northern Idaho city of Rathdrum are hoping a new designation will attract a new kind of tourists: Monarch butterflies. The city is the first in the state to receive the Monarch City USA designation from the nonprofit group by the same name based in Maple Valley, Washington. To get the designation, cities plant milkweed…
MADISON — Wisconsin efforts to help conserve monarchs are taking off as the iconic butterflies fly to their wintering grounds in Mexico. The Wisconsin DNR recently learned its Natural Heritage Conservation program has won a $69,800 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore and enhance critical monarch butterfly habitat along the Mississippi River. The grant and matching…
Roadside ditches provide habitat for Monarch butterflies, which is one of the reasons a series of meetings the Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding late this month and early next month likely will see heavy attendance.KENNEWICK, Wash. — Children in the northwest might not see the fluttering orange and black wings of a Monarch butterfly on a summer day a…
While the chance to catch the majestic sight of multitudes of monarchs boosts tourism by drawing flocks of visitors to the area, site is even more important for its contribution to monarch butterfly research and conservation.
Plan is aimed at helping farmers, backyard gardeners and others boost monarch butterfly habitat in the state.
Located in Lake Michigan, off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, this essential stopover habitat for birds and other migratory species consists of five islands and is framed by two states — Wisconsin and Michigan.