Potter Park Zoo encourages people to help save monarch butterfly population

In July, the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the monarch butterfly as endangered for the first time in history. Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, first installed a pollinator garden in 2018. With the recent news of the monarch’s decline, the zoo is encouraging people to build wildlife habitats of their own.

Piping plovers return to Lake Erie

A single pair of the shorebirds nested along the lake last summer for the first time in 60 years. They’re an encouragement to the wildlife managers who are reclaiming the plover’s old habitat.