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Raising monarch butterflies can be fun, but there is a right and wrong way to do it


A recent study found that some captive-bred monarch butterflies in the US are at a disadvantage when completing their migration to Mexico.

A bee approaches a peach blossom. Many of the more than 20,000 species of bee worldwide, including the well-known honey bee, are threatened by disease, habitat loss, and pesticides. President Obama's national pollinator plan would provide incentives for r

From the White House to Minnesota gardens, an effort to make more room for pollinators

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Karen First)

The monarchs were missing this summer … and we and weather were to blame


Undercover with the world’s most notorious butterfly smuggler


Swallowtail Butterflies in Canada a Sign of Warming

The World

Monarch Butterfly Habitat

In a story originally broadcast as part National Geographic’s Radio Expeditions, John Burnett takes us to Mexico to profile the people who are trying to protect the fragile habitat of the migratory Monarch butterflies.