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The tiny Atala is the smallest butterfly in the 2013 Festival of Butterflies at #PowellGardens

The tiny Atala is the smallest butterfly in the 2013 Festival of Butterflies at

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Birdhouses.

Oriole Feeder does triple duty! The first Oriole Feeder ever to accommodate nectar, one-half orange and four places for jelly. It has been known for years, that the color orange attracted Orioles.

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Brenda Dziedic, author of Learn About Butterflies in the Garden. Brenda is a local author, Advanced Master Gardener and all around groovy chick!

"Grow Butterfly Garden With Scarlet Milkweed Flowers" - I want it to qualify as a Wildlife Sanctuary.

"Grow Butterfly Garden With Scarlet Milkweed Flowers" - I want it to qualify as a Wildlife Sanctuary.

fairy-wren: “ Black Naped Monarch (photo by Arwee Tseng) ”

fairy-wren: “ Black Naped Monarch (photo by Arwee Tseng) ”

Red-tailed Hawk released at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden, via Flickr

Spring is Here?

Red-tailed Hawk released at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden, via Flickr

In an average year, 350 million monarch butterflies are seen wintering in Mexico. This winter, there were only about 60 million – a difference of more than 80 per centThose numbers – the lowest in 20 years of recorded history – have experts wondering if, and how, monarchs can bounce back from this significant decline in their population.

Why monarch butterflies’ numbers are in freefall

In an average year, 350 million monarch butterflies are seen wintering in Mexico. This winter, there were only about 60 million – a difference of more than 80 per centThose numbers – the lowest in 20 years of recorded history – have experts wondering if, and how, monarchs can bounce back from this significant decline in their population.

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Collared Lory

COLLARED LORY (Vini solitarius) – AKA the Fijian lory in honor of the island archipelago where it is endemic. Lories consume nectar and act as pollinators. Lories have a brush on the tip of their tongue that helps them collect nectar. This gorgeous bird’s

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Fabio returns to the Island Garden--spring can't be far behind!

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Yucca the Watch Tortoise

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American, Natural Wonders, Robin, European Robin

Fabio is back! This Red-winged Blackbird hangs out on the Island Garden at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden.

Fabio is back! This Red-winged Blackbird hangs out on the Island Garden at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden.

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