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When it’s time to lay their eggs, monarchs head for milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat! Recently, habitat fragmentation has led to a massive decline in monarch populations. But you can help! Learn more here from @MDNR_Wildlife:

Monarchs only travel during the day and roost at night in trees, gathering close to stay warm on cool autumn evenings. The thick canopies of pine, fir, and cedar trees moderate temperature and humidity just right so that the butterflies can bask in the morning sun comfortably.

The monarch is the only butterfly known to migrate 2 ways like birds. They can’t overwinter and survive in northern climates, so using environmental cues and air currents, the monarchs travel upwards of 3,000 miles to Mexico (or California if they’re West Coasters!) every fall

The Monarch butterfly is known for its monumental annual migration. During the summer months, it is monarch mania in the Northeast while the butterflies pick a mate (or two, or three… who’s counting?!🦋) before leaving on their long flight to Mexico. Photo source: TheVisitorTV

𝒮𝓁𝑒𝑒𝓅𝓎 𝓉𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓈𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓂𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 is the direct translation of the scientific name of this week’s #CreatureFeature. Any guesses?

#Forests look different depending on where they grow. What matters most is cultivating healthy forests, and that's where #stateforestry agencies come in! Thanks in part to federal support, state forestry agencies are able to tackle the threats forests face.

Greening of Detroit isn’t only working to boost the health of Detroit’s forests now; it’s helping residents do it in the future! Watch this video for more on how this program is fostering Detroit’s next environmental stewards: @GreeningDetroit

In this week’s newsletter: 🔥 news from 12 different states, Maine on high alert for destructive pest, and tree DNA identifies lumber thieves. Read all this and more here:

Building, remodeling, and DIY projects during the pandemic made for unprecedented lumber demand, but are forest landowners seeing the benefits? Find out with our latest blog post:

Spotting these big cats in the wild is rare; their current range is just 5% of their historic range, partly due to forest conversion and fragmentation. Scientists say the panther’s recovery depends on a significant boost in the area, quality, and configuration of their habitat

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