Monarch Butterflies

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed during the breeding process.  (Photo credit: SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Glen Ellyn Students Lead Effort To Increase Monarch Butterfly Population

The monarch butterfly’s population has been going down because of the devastation of the milkweed plant, the only plant monarch butterfly caterpillars can use for food.

03/18/2015

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed during the breeding process.  (Photo credit: SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

State Seeks Help Restoring Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population

The monarch butterfly has been the state’s official insect for nearly 40 years , thanks to the lobbying efforts of a group of 3rd graders from Decatur. Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said the butterfly’s numbers have dwindled since the mid-1990s.

04/16/2014

A Monarch Butterfly. (Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Missing Monarch Butterflies Are A Mystery

Millions of monarch butterflies are unaccounted for on their annual migration between the upper Midwest and Mexico.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2010