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Monarch Butterfly Lifecycle

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Monarch butterfly sign.

Monarch butterflies are a beautiful and endangered insect. Their numbers have
declined rapidly since 2021, and at the Thanksgiving count of 2023 there was a 30%
decrease in numbers from 2022. They are the reason that the Pollinator Garden was
started in 2016. We have the milkweed, the native plants providing nectar, and the
good weather, but we are missing the Monarchs! This session will cover their lifestyle,
their complete metamorphosis from egg to butterfly, their 3000 mile migration to Mexico
and California, and their generational progress as they fly north in early summer. It will
include the milkweed and nectar from native plants needed to survive, their predators
and declining habitat, and how we may reintroduce them to the Pollinator Garden.

Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden | Chelan & Douglas Counties | Washington State University (wsu.edu)


July 27
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden
12790 Fish Hatchery Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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