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How to Create Your Own Monarch Butterfly Rest Stop | National Geographic

Habitat loss and the destruction of native plants have been responsible for the rapid decline of the m​onarch ​b​utterfly, the most recognized butterfly in North America. To help​ ​protect these majestic insects as they migrate, citizens in the U.S. are resorting to a simple yet powerful tool: g​ardening. Gardens full of milkweed and nectar plants can serve both as rest stops for adult monarchs and as nurseries for their eggs.
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Read more about the challenges monarch butterflies face as milkweed declines:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-monarch-butterfly-milkweed-environment-ecology-science/

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How to Create Your Own Monarch Butterfly Rest Stop | National Geographic
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