State Has New Mowing Policy To Benefit Monarch ButterfliesThe Monarch is believed to look for milkweed near north-south highways during its migration.
Feds Will Spend $4M In Ten States, Including Illinois And Indiana, To Boost Butterfly PopulationMonarch butterflies will lay eggs only on milkweed plants, which have become rarer in the Midwest.
Glen Ellyn Students Lead Effort To Increase Monarch Butterfly PopulationThe 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.
The State Of The Monarch ButterflyWhere did all the Monarch butterflies in my yard from last year go?
State Seeks Help Restoring Shrinking Monarch Butterfly PopulationThe 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.