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Is the monarch’s decline leaving you with butterflies in your stomach? 8-year-old Orillia resident knows how to help

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Jul 28th, 2022
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Morgan Mansfield is encouraging residents to plant pollinator gardens to help counter the decline of monarch butterflies | Joshua J. Cotten

From Simcoe.com, July 25, 2022
By Frank Matys

Recent news that the monarch butterfly had been declared an endangered species may have residents wondering what, if anything, they can do to help the winged insect.

Morgan Mansfield has the answer.

“Planting habitat is the most important thing we can do to help monarchs,” said the eight-year-old Orillia resident.

The local youth last year raised and released 100 monarch butterflies, rescued from milkweed that had been mowed down in neighbourhood ditches.

Through that effort, she has dedicated herself to spreading awareness of the importance of preserving local monarch habitat.

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