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A cluster of monarch butterflies at Cerro Pelon Sanctuary in Mexico

Monarch butterflies at Cerro Pelon Sanctuary in Mexico (Photo: Ana Moreno)

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Eastern Monarch Population Decreased in Winter 2023–24

“Every year, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)–Mexico, in collaboration with the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas in Mexico and the WWF-TELMEX Telcel Foundation Alliance, monitors the area occupied by monarch…

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How to Create a Beautiful Pollinator Garden that Supports Butterflies and Bees

“Traditional yards with pristine lawns and few plants act as ecological deserts. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Installing a pollinator garden is one effective way to make…

Photo of Karen Oberhauser, UW–Madison Arboretum director

UW Arboretum Director Karen Oberhauser Announces Retirement

Karen Oberhauser, director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum since October 2017, has announced that she will retire from the Arboretum and the university in late November.

“We are very…

Monarch Butterflies Are Now Endangered. Here's How You Can Help.

As the only butterflies known to make a roundtrip migration like birds do, migratory monarch butterflies are used to traveling. Those that live in the Midwest migrate thousands of…