WV Botanic Garden hosts event on Monarch Butterfly

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MORGANTOWN W.Va – Sunday, the West Virginia Botanic Garden hosted an event to teach about the monarch butterfly life cycle. 

The presentation also talked about the migration and habitat needs of the butterfly. 

Many examples of ways to preserve and protect the monarch species were given. 

This includes planting native plants, specifically milkweed, which are host plants for caterpillars. 

Guests were invited to take home these plants and put them in there own gardens. 

Stacy clovis-woofter:
“The monarch species itself, is a really fascinating species to learn more about. It’s of course our native butterfly, here in west virginia. It is our state butterfly too. In terms of one of the most fascinating aspects of course is the migration,” said Stacy Clovis-Woofter, Education Specialist at the WV Botanic Garden. 

Monarch butterflies migrate 15 hundred to three thousand miles, from points North, all the way back to their wintering grounds in Mexico.

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