Saturday, July 06, 2019

Midwest Farmer Pesticides Kill Beloved Kansas City Monarch Butterfly

Important Summer update on the local Summer ecosystem moving out of balance and destroying the habitat of this town's signature flying insect. Take a look:

Are Midwest farmers to blame for the monarch butterfly's population decline?

Monarch butterflies spend most of their lives on the road, flying 3,000 miles between Mexico and Canada. In Kansas and Missouri, we encounter monarchs in the middle of their expedition, when they're on the hunt for milkweed. Monarchs lay their eggs on the plant - the one and only source of food for baby caterpillars.

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