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    A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

For millennia, they bounced between the grasses and patrolled the purple coneflowers. Dakota skipper butterflies were once widespread across Minnesota’s prairies, where they served as Read More

Happy National Pollinator Week!

Happy National Pollinator Week! Pollinators do a lot, sustaining wild ecosystems and providing 35% of our food. But what are pollinators? Pollinators are animals that Read More

Plant for Pollinator Top 5

Happy National Pollinator Week!  Bees, butterflies and other animals pollinate most wild plants, as well as at least a third of our food. Pollinators have Read More

Butterfly Brew

Minnesota’s prairie butterflies and other pollinators are vanishing along with most of their habitat. The Dakota skipper, a beautiful prairie butterfly, is on the verge of Read More

Take Action During National Pollinator Week!

June 20-26 is National Pollinator week!  Did you know that three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops Read More

Take our #Plant4Pollinators Challenge

Springtime is the perfect time for a fun family activity that helps wildlife – planting a pollinator garden!  It’s a great way to learn about Read More

Saving Minnesota’s Prairie Butterflies

The Minnesota Zoo works around the world to save wildlife. Here in Minnesota, we have had an exciting summer and fall, helping our prairie wildlife Read More

BIG Support for Tiny Butterflies

We can do BIG things thanks to you! Be it rhinos or butterflies, the Minnesota Zoo is for the Big and the Small. With your Read More