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September 22, 2018
Tala Silk, left, inspects a piece of food at the second-annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday at North Country Park in Bemidji. (Joe Bowen | Bemidji Pioneer)
March of the Monarchs: Bemidji holds second-annual Monarch Butterfly Festival
September 22, 2018 - 4:13pm
August 25, 2018
West Fargo resident BeAnn Canton sent in this photo to show the success she's had in attracting monarch caterpillars after planting milkweed two years ago. Special to Forum News Service
Gardener successfully attracts monarchs with milkweed
August 25, 2018 - 6:54am
May 13, 2018
Hope Farley, 8, begins to dig a small hole for a plant in June 2017 at North Country Park. Three raised beds were filled with plants to create gardens that are specifically designed to support Monarch butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. (Pioneer file photo)
Local Audubon Society lands grant for native plant project
May 13, 2018 - 3:05pm
January 22, 2018
Forum file photo of a monarch butterfly spreading its wings while stopping on vegetation along the Red River near Gooseberry Park in Moorhead, Minn. Dave Wallis / The Forum
Monarch butterfly migration was off this year. Researchers are worried.
January 22, 2018 - 12:25pm
September 21, 2017
During migration, American Painted Lady butterflies often fly at altitudes of 3,000 feet at speeds of 30 mph. (Allison Barta | Special to the Pioneer)
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
September 21, 2017 - 2:38pm
July 16, 2016
The Agraulis Vanillae feasted in Allison Barta's gardens after its long flight from the Gulf of Mexico. (Submitted)
Butterfly researcher has visit from, what else? A rare butterfly
July 16, 2016 - 4:58pm
June 12, 2016
Pictured is a Monarch butterfly or Danaus plexippus. (Submitted photo)
Bagley teacher to present research on butterflies across Minnesota
June 12, 2016 - 5:07am
September 23, 2014
‘Blazing’ a trail with this flower
September 23, 2014 - 11:41pm
August 2, 2013
Baltimore Checkerspots feed on thistle during a butterfly count this summer in central Minnesota. (Photo by John Weber, Nevis, Minn.)
Butterfly count strong this season
August 2, 2013 - 11:02am
June 1, 2013
The Baltimore checkerspot is named after the black and orange colors worn by Lord Baltimore. Eating turtlehead plants during the caterpillar stage makes this butterfly taste unpleasant to predators. The butterfly can usually be seen between June 15 and August 7. Photo Courtesy Allison Barta
Allison Barta’s butterfly count nears completion
June 1, 2013 - 10:00pm