Monarch Butterfly Conservation Agreement in Polk County

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Agreement in Polk County

November 10, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjadio@arvig.net (11/10/20)

Polk County, MN — It has been widely known that the Monarch Butterfly is in danger of going on the endangered species list joining animals such as whales, tigers, sea turtles and unfortunately many others. Polk County however, has recognized this problem and is doing their part in helping conserve the Monarch Butterfly population by looking into different strategies moving forward. This according to Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee.

If the catastrophic decline of the Monarch Butterfly continues, experts say the species could very well go extinct in the next 20 years. Migrateion for the species is proving to be challenging as they thrive on the milkweed plant which has been disappearing thanks to urban development and the aggressive use of weed control on American farms. Lee adds that this is a project that indeed does make sense.

If you are unaware of the seriousness of the species existence, there are numerous resources online where you can research and understand the situation.