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Butterflies

Are flying insects dying off? Scientists fear so

September 20, 2018

Scientists are noticing fewer flying insects that aren't really pests, like moths, fireflies and butterflies. A variety of reasons are suspected but they all lead back to what humans are doing do the environment, especially landscapes.

A Milkweed Makeover For the Sake of Butterflies

July 31, 2018

For generations, North American farmers have despised milkweed and done their best to rid their lands of it. Now some farmers in Quebec and Vermont are planting it. They’re looking to help the sinking population of monarch butterflies and to serve a new market for the milkweed fiber. (July 31)

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