Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterflies

Kentucky Monarch Conservation Plan

KDFWR developed the Kentucky Monarch Conservation Plan in collaboration with other state and federal agencies, non-government organizations and private stakeholders. Along with our partners, we intend to increase the quantity and quality of monarch habitat statewide, improve public awareness of the plight of the monarch and inform individuals on what they can do to help.

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Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

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Brown belted bumble bee (Bombus griseocollis) on common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan

The Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan was created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in partnership with public and private stakeholders. The plan aims to improve pollinator health throughout the commonwealth by increasing habitat, sharing best management practices, and coordinating communication and outreach efforts across engaged organizations.