Monarch Butterfly Population Booming In MexicoThere are nationwide efforts to restore native flowering plants and milkweed to help their population.
Acres Of Bee, Butterfly Habitat UnveiledA Minneapolis-based company is giving some bugs a much-needed boost. Xcel Energy is dedicating seven acres of land to monarch butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators.
Where Does Everything Go When The State Fair Ends?As soon as the festivities come to an end, the vendors start packing up and heading home. But what happens to all the excess supplies after the fair is over?
Effort Launched To Create 'Butterfly Highway' From MN To TexasThere is a national effort to help rebuild the monarch butterfly population, and it is starting here in Minnesota. The number of monarchs has decreased by more than 90 percent since the 1990s, which is mostly due to the use of pesticides and weed killer.
5th Graders Hope Planting Meadow Can Attract ButterfliesPesticides and loss of habitat are having an impact on monarch butterflies and honeybees around the world. The insects are dying off in large numbers.
Explore The World Of Butterflies At The Science Museum Of MinnesotaSpread your wings and fly, butterfly! The Science Museum of Minnesota's live Butterfly House is now open. See hundreds of real butterflies close-up, watch their natural behaviors and explore their life cycles.
Feds Act To Protect 2 Butterflies; Farmers WaryThe federal government has added two Upper Midwest butterfly species to its list of threatened and endangered species, pleasing conservationists but worrying farm groups who say it could make it harder for their members to earn a living off the land.