Monarch Butterflies

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.


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