Migratory monarch butterflies are endangered

By Katie Bedgood

The population of the beautiful migratory monarch butterflies has gone down 80 percent over the past three decades. Making them a new member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature list. Their population is steadily dropping because of pesticides and herbicides which are killing all the milkweed plants that the monarch butterflies need to survive. I know you’re probably thinking what’s so important about some butterflies? Well not only are they fun to look at with their bright orange wings thanks to their annual migration patterns of nearly 300 miles make them great pollinators. A way we can help the migratory monarch population is by making butterfly gardens and planting milkweed plants that give the butterflies what they need to survive