Xcel Energy is giving monarch butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators new life by redeveloping a dry prairie in Eau Claire. As part of National Pollinator Week, prairie enthusiasts, Xcel Energy employees, staff from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and children from the summer program at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center helped plant milkweed and other pollinator-friendly plants on two-acres of property near Xcel Energy’s Wisconsin headquarters in Eau Claire. The event was part of a week-long national effort to recognize the importance of pollinators.