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Letters

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"Letters" for the November 2009 Missouri Conservationist. More

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. More

Monarch

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

Monarch Butterflies Could Use Your Help

Butterfly Milkweed
Helping monarch butterflies is as simple as planting milkweed. More

Monarch Butterfly Photo

Monarch butterflies need plants in the milkweed family to survive.
Monarch butterflies need plants in the milkweed family to survive. More

Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed Flower

A monarch butterfly caterpillar feeds on a milkweed plant.
A monarch butterfly caterpillar feeds on a milkweed plant. More

Monarch Mania celebrates butterflies at MDC Gorman Discovery Center

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Monarch Mania fluttering to Discovery Center

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Discover nature at Monarch Mania and book signing on Sept. 18 at the Discovery Center. More

Monarch on Milkweed

A monarch butterfly perches on a milkweed flower
A monarch butterfly perches on a milkweed flower More

Moving Monarchs

Unlike the more familiar bird migrations, monarch migration is a multi-generational endeavor. More
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