Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico and the US southwest in the fall. Their numbers have been declining. People just like you are helping to protect this species and restore its habitat.
Asters decorate fall landscapes and provide important pollen and nectar sources for many insects, including fall-migrating butterflies. Missouri has 24 species of New World asters.
Missouri’s fall color season begins in September, and our five native dogwoods provide early, rich reds, maroons, and purples, along with attractive red, white, or blue fruits.