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Michigan butterfly population doing well this year, but still declining overall

If you’ve been enjoying the outdoors this summer, you may have been seeing more of Michigan’s native orange friend; the Monarch butterfly.

Officials say butterflies are having a good year this year, in contrast to many recent years. Continue reading

Chemicals block scent of flowers for Hornworm moths study shows

A recent study published in the journal Science shows chemicals found in certain plants and car exhaust are making it hard for some moths to find nectar.

It’s common for Michigan gardeners who grow tomatoes to kill Hornworm caterpillars, but a new study shows that the bugs are having other troubles as well. Continue reading