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Monarch . . . Bringing Back America's Most Beloved Butterfly

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  • Adult Monarch butterfly on its primary food source, Milkweed

    Adult Monarch butterfly on its primary food source, Milkweed
    Monarch Watch

Lake-to-Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones

The Monarch uses milkweed to raise and feed its young, and as a place to rest, hide from predators, and prepare for migration. But the decreasing availability of milkweed plants and the increased use of systemic insecticides are negatively affecting this beautiful butterfly, along with many other creatures.

Monarchs need friends who will help. Come and listen to Pat Miller, Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch, University of Kansas, talk about current conservation work to help this beloved creature through the combined efforts of Monarch Watch, Wild Ones, Monarch Joint Venture, Xerces Society, and other organizations. Discover the magic of Monarch butterflies, their biology, their fascinating life cycle and their incredible annual migration. Understand why this miraculous migration is now considered an "endangered phenomenon".

Come and learn about what people can do to "Bring Back the Monarchs." Understand why milkweed plants are key to their survival. You will leave the evening more knowledgeable and inspired by the beauty and mystery of the Monarch butterfly.