August EcoQuest Challenge

MILKWEEDS AND MONARCHS

Eastern Monarch Butterflies have declined by more than 80% over the past two decades. Although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put Monarch Butterflies on the waiting list for Endangered Species Act listing in ecember 2020, that status does not provide protection for them or their habitat. Milkweed plants Asclepias), Monarch caterpillars’ only food source, have also declined.

Posted by danielatha danielatha, August 02, 2021 14:41

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I find that on Randall's Island the number of common milkweed plants has greatly increased each year over the last few years.

And in the butterfly gardens of Central Park, the numbers of Common Milkweed plants have also significantly increased.

But perhaps the plants have decreased elsewhere?

Posted by susanhewitt about 1 month ago (Flag)

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