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    2016 June

    A Wildflower

    A Wildflower

    Declining Pollinators

    For those of you that are not aware, all sorts of pollinating insects are declining nationwide.  Monarch butterflies, one of the most common and easily recognizable species, have decline nearly 90% over the past twenty years.  Many other butterfly species, numerous bee and wasp species and other pollinators are also declining.  For some species (like the Monarch) it may be tied to reduction of specific host plants (which for Monarchs is milkweeds) that their caterpillars feed and grow upon before becoming adults.

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