The federal government has a competitive program for state wildlife grants.
Michigan and Wisconsin are getting $500,000 to help protect several species of bees and butterflies that are in trouble.
Jim Hodgson is with the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“They’re partnering together to restore grassland, prairie, and savanna habitats that will benefit the rusty patched bumblebee, the yellow patched bumblebee, monarch butterflies, the frosted elfin, mottled dusty wing butterfly, and the endangered Karner blue butterfly,” he says.