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Hiawatha First Nation couple helping Monarch butterflies take flight – APTN News

September 14, 2019

It’s that time of year when those distinctive black and orange Monarch butterflies take flight on their epic migration south.

Not only do Monarchs have a marathon journey ahead of them, but they also face other challenges when they arrive in their winter home in Mexico.

Sandra and Barry Moore from Hiawatha First Nation are trying to give them a helping hand.

These butterflies have been on the decline for the past few decades du to pesticides, habitat loss, climate change and disease.

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