Producer: Vince Patton Videographers: Nick Fisher, Todd Sonflieth, Michael Bendixen Editor: Lisa Suinn-Kallem Additional Photos & Video: Warren & Laurie Halsey, Stephanie Hazen, Jim & Bonnie Kiser, Vince Patton, Jialiang Gao, Dr. Pablo Jaramillo López-UNAM, México Special Thanks: Stephanie Hazen, Chris Carvalho
Monarch butterfly populations have declined 90 percent across the US. A key piece of their habitat has been wiped out by farms and urban sprawl.
Milkweed is the single most important plant for monarchs. It’s the only one they lay their eggs on and young caterpillars eat.
People are encouraged to plant milkweed wherever they can to help monarchs along their long migration routes.