Butterfly migration to pass through La Crosse

Monarch will be migrating late this spring

It’s the largest migration of monarchs in over a decade that could visit this spring, but that doesn’t yet mean a sustainable return for the insects.

The monarch butterfly is having a bumper year, but a UW-La Crosse entomologist says we still need to keep up our conservation efforts to help their numbers.

University of Wisconsin La Crosse Entomologist, Barrett Klein, points out that planting milkweed plants can support butterfly conservation and the monarch’s migration through Wisconsin this spring.

“You’ll find the eggs and developing larvae feeding on different species of milkweed plants. That’s their host plant,” Klein says.

If you want to watch the monarchs’ progress in their migration north you can always go to the website www.monarchwatch.org and see where they are in their journey.

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