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Backyard Habitat for Monarch Butterflies

Learn the requirements and plants suitable to make a backyard habitat for monarch butterflies.

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Letters

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"Letters" for the November 2009 Missouri Conservationist.

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Majestic Monarch

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The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is perhaps the most recognized butterfly in Missouri, and rightly so. It is a beautiful creature with a fascinating life cycle.

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Sign at A.L. Gustin Golf Course

MDC and MU partnership adds wildlife habitat to Columbia golf course

MDC and A.L. Gustin Golf Course staff work together to make land more natural.

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Butterfly on a flower

MDC and partners host Monarch Madness Event Sept. 12

Visitors will enjoy interactive learning experiences like hourly monarch butterfly tagging and releases.

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Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

Milkweeds

Plants in the Asclepiadoideae, subfamily of the dogbanes
Milkweeds are a group of plants that used to have their very own family. Now part of the dogbane family, they’re still a pretty distinctive group.

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Image of a monarch

Monarch

Danaus plexippus
Monarchs are well-known butterflies distinguished by their relatively large size, rusty or orange wings with black veins, and black bodies. The larvae usually are found on milkweeds.

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Butterfly Milkweed

Monarch Butterflies Could Use Your Help

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Helping monarch butterflies is as simple as planting milkweed.

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Monarch butterflies need plants in the milkweed family to survive.

Monarch Butterfly Photo

Monarch butterflies need plants in the milkweed family to survive.

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A monarch butterfly caterpillar feeds on a milkweed plant.

Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed Flower

A monarch butterfly caterpillar feeds on a milkweed plant.

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