In July 2022, the International Union for Conservation of Nature officially designated the monarch butterfly as an endangered species. The IUCN Red List, of which the Garden is a contributing partner, is considered the world’s leading authority on conservation status of species. The designation is a big step for monarch conservation, but also left many…
Tag: Monarch butterfly
The Plight of the Monarch and What You Can Do to Help
A welcome visitor to gardens, and sure sign summer is coming to an end when seen in large groups, monarch butterflies are a staple of St. Louis scenery and landscapes across the country. But their numbers are dwindling, scientists say. Shrinking Numbers and Endangered Status In July 2022, the International Union for Conservation of Nature,…
Scroll Through the Garden: September
September is the final month of summer, and its autumnal equinox ushers in the fall season. Take a scroll through the bright blooms of late summer and the first hints of fall color.
Scroll Through Summer: August
Scroll through summer with the top 30 photos from the Missouri Botanical Garden this August.