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Black Swallow Wort, an invasive plant harmful to Monarch butterflies, has been found in the Grand Traverse County village of Kingsley.

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Michigan is one of three states that don’t have a state insect or butterfly. But a bill in Lansing could change that.

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Wildlife officials are taking public comment on a draft plan to help reverse a decline in Monarch butterfly populations.

Michigan is one of more than a dozen states involved in the effort to improve habitat for the pollinator.

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Michigan honey bee numbers have been dropping for more than a decade. A package of bills in Lansing would work to protect these, and other pollinators throughout the state.