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Illinois Working On Plan To Protect Monarchs

Monarch Butterfly
Adele Hodde
Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Monarch butterfly population has dropped dramatically in recent years, and the federal government is now considering endangered species protection for the butterfly. 

Monarchs travel through Illinois each year as part of their migration. Earlier this month, conservation experts and state officials held a summit to discuss the state's plan for monarch conservation. 

Illinois Issues editor Jamey Dunn caught up with Carol Hayes, executive director of the Prairie Rivers Network, to talk about it.   

More information:

University of Illinois Extension Pollinator Pocket Gardens

Form to apply for the Monarch license plate sticker

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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