Ill. 3rd-graders take action to help monarch butterflies

05/6/2014 | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)

Third-graders at Dennis Lab School in Decatur, Ill., recently planted milkweed seeds in starter pots that will later be moved to their school's butterfly garden to help support the state's monarch butterfly population. The Department of Natural Resources recently asked for help in enhancing the environment for the state's official insect after milkweed loss was tied to its drop in population. "Our driving question is how can we, as conservationists, help our habitat and create homes for our creatures," said third-grade teacher Linda Burnham.

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