butterflies

Monarchs prefer pesticide-free milkweed

July 30, 2020

Milkweed covered in pesticide cocktails repels egg-laying monarchs and their larvae — but the extent of chemical use in some areas may leave the butterflies with ...

Can good enough be better than great?

June 5, 2019

Can high-quality habitat be too much of a good thing? It might seem like having lots of resources for feeding and breeding would be an all-around benefit for ...

Mowing for monarchs

April 16, 2019

It may seem like taking a weed wacker to perennial grasslands where monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) feed on their only food source, milkweed, is not the best ...
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