Sobering news this week with the announcement by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that the Monarch butterfly has been added to their endangered species list. Loss of habitat and climate crisis are the main culprits.
They travel from Mexico up through North America and back dodging all sorts of perils so a healthy habitat is key to supporting this beautiful butterfly.
Over the last 10 years the monarch population has decreased at an alarming rate.
All is not lost, we can all still make a difference. Continue to plant milkweed and don't use pesticides in monarch areas
UPDATE: The sunset is at around 8:30 PM so you can come out around 7:30-8:00 PM. The gates will now stay open until around 10 PM. Don't worry! You won't get locked in! We will make sure everyone is off the lake before closing up for the night. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less