Virtual Butterfly Training Offered By MDC

04-29-22  Butterfly Survey Butterflies are returning to the wild and to your back yard and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a program to teach about butterflies and how to help with scientific surveys.  The virtual Butterfly Survey Training session will be May 14th, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. MDC naturalist Lisa Richter says “Even if someone doesn’t […]

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Monarch Migration Virtual Program

As Monarch Butterflies are beginning their migration south, area residents will see increasing numbers.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says September is prime viewing of the monarch butterflies. Besides bright orange and black colors, their life history is impressive, too. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a virtual program that is open to all ages, on September 14th, […]

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Threatened Species – Monarch Butterfly

The Monarch Butterfly, one of the most recognized in the United States, has been on the decline in recent years and now the monarch butterfly is a candidate for the ‘threatened’ species list under the Endangered Species Act.  The Missouri News Service reports the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges the monarch does need protection – but limited resources have […]

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