Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Pollinators- The Monarch Buttlerfly


February 23, 2023

Courtesy of Mike Heath

L: Monarch butterfly on sticky geranium in Burns. R: Canadian Tiger Swallowtail on milkweed in Albin.

Monarch butterflies are fascinating creatures that are invaluable to pollination. Unfortunately, their numbers are declining. In the U.S. there are two groups of Monarchs, Eastern and Western. The group is determined by which side of the Rocky Mountains they live on and where they hibernate over the winter. The Eastern Monarch is the group we get and it's numbers are down approximately 80% since the 1980's. Monarchs are no longer found in South America. The Monarch is one of several pollinators in decline in the United States. The good thing about this one is that we can easily help provide...

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