MDC: Monarch butterflies could use your help

April 6, 2014 5:08 AM

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MDC: Monarch butterflies could use your help

We may see fewer monarch butterflies in the Ozarks this year. The Missouri Department of Conservation is looking for help for those who do make the trip from Mexico. All you have to do is plant some weeds.

A January 2014 report from the monarchs’ overwintering forest areas in Mexico indicated that only 1.65 acres were occupied by monarchs this winter. That makes this the third straight year of steep declines. The overwintering areas have been monitored since 1993 and the largest occupied area was 45 a...

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