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Majestic monarch butterfly

Monarch butterflies are endangered and the public has been encouraged to plant butterfly friendly plants to ensure a sustainable population.

Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed.
A monarch butterfly stops on a swamp milkweed Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in the rain garden at the Northland Arboretum. The butterfly has been classified as endangered and the public has been encouraged to plant butterfly friendly plants to ensure a sustainable population.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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