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Posted on: September 26, 2016

City of Branson Partners with Master Naturalists to Bring Back Monarch Butterflies

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Monarch butterfly populations have declined by 90% in the past two decades, and what used to be an annual migration of millions of butterflies through Branson has dwindled to nearly nothing in 2016. To promote awareness of this issue and provide the a natural habitat in hopes to save the Monarch butterfly, three local Master Naturalists secured 200 native milkweed plants from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) which are needed to provide host and nectar plants for the Monarch’s vitality. Milkweed is the only plant on which a Monarch butterfly can lay its eggs – without it, the Monarch is at risk of extinction.

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