Olbrich Botanical Gardens hosts Butterfly Action Day

MADISON, Wis. — Friday was Butterfly Action Day at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

The event featured displays focused on monarch butterflies and what people can do to help butterfly populations. Representatives from monarch conservation groups also took part.

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An international group listed the butterfly species as endangered earlier this month; so far, that designation has not come in the United States.

Monarchs make one of the longest known insect migrations on Earth.