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Butterflies not fluttering by

Less mowing may aid monarchs

A Monarch butterfly eats nectar from a swamp milkweed on the shore of Rock Lake in Pequot Lakes, Minn., in this 2012 photo.
A Monarch butterfly eats nectar from a swamp milkweed on the shore of Rock Lake in Pequot Lakes, Minn., in this 2012 photo.
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Please don't mow. This was the request the environmental group AdkAction.org sent to every town and county highway department in the Adirondack Park in June. The group wants roadside mowing to cease between July 1 and mid-September as part of an effort to protect the fragile monarch butterfly. “It’s not that we think the fate of the monarch butterfly hinges on road mowing in the Adirondacks,” said Marsha Stanley, who is heading up the group’s ...


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