During the 2021-2022 overwintering season, 10 colonies of Monarch Butterflies covered 2.835 hectares (ha) of forest, which represents a 35% increase from 2020 (2.10 ha). Because it is impossible to count each butterfly, a survey is conducted to measure the area of forest the monarchs occupy each winter in their hibernation colonies, in Mexico, providing an indicator of their population status.
Girl Scout Troop 1791 recently established a 2,000-square-foot pollinator garden with thirty native plant species in Veterans Tribute Park in St. Charles County, MO. The Troop consists of eight fifth-graders passionate about making a difference. To combat the decline of native pollinator populations, the girls decided to support pollinators through habitat creation. Their goal is that the garden will provide shelter and nectaring sources for pollinators and create an educational opportunity for park visitors.
Buzz into pollination in this virtual workshop! Explore Missouri’s butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.The inquiry-based curriculum, Monarchs and More is written in an easy-to-follow format and aligned to standards. This arthropod-based curriculum engages 3rd-8th grade students with hands-on learning.Learn more at bit.ly/3w1LSLx... See MoreSee Less