butterflies

5 Ways to Make a Difference in the Life of a Monarch

5 Ways to Make a Difference in the Life of a Monarch

By Terri Hansen Winter is a perfect time to show migrating monarchs some butterfly love. Monarchs pair—bug talk for mating—over the winter in Mexico and California, and in February they begin their 2,500-mile journey north to Canada. It takes up to seven generations to get there, as each generation breeds and dies along the way. […]

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    5 Ways to Make a Difference in the Life of a Monarch

    5 Ways to Make a Difference in the Life of a Monarch

    By Terri Hansen Winter is a perfect time to show migrating monarchs some butterfly love. Monarchs pair—bug talk for mating—over the winter in Mexico and California, and in February they begin their 2,500-mile journey north to Canada. It takes up to seven generations to get there, as each generation breeds and dies along the way. […]

    Groundbreaking ‘Airbnb for Butterflies’ Now Open for Business, Donations

    Groundbreaking ‘Airbnb for Butterflies’ Now Open for Business, Donations

    The monarch butterfly has a new chance at recovery, thanks to an innovative program seeking to crowdsource funding and habitat for the beloved species at an unprecedented scale and pace. “The Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange is a market-based solution for restoring and conserving high-quality monarch habitat on America’s private working lands,” said David Wolfe, director […]

    Dicamba Drift Could Put 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat at Risk

    Dicamba Drift Could Put 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat at Risk

    Dicamba—a drift-prone herbicide linked to millions of acres of off-target crop damage across in 17 states—destroys mostly everything in its path except the crops that are genetically engineered to resist it. It’s so damaging that several states, including Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri have introduced temporary bans on the weedkiller. There’s now another reason to worry […]

    These Butterflies Have Lawyers

    These Butterflies Have Lawyers

    By John R. Platt Don’t mess with Texas butterflies. They have lawyers. This week attorneys representing the North American Butterfly Association filed a suit against the Trump administration for its plan to build a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall through a significant portion of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. The construction plan […]