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Boosting monarch butterflies

​Be a part of groundbreaking science to show how your milkweed is helping monarch butterflies. The Field Museum is offering in person and digital training to help measure the contribution of milkweed to monarch conservation.

  • Sign up here for digital training.
  • In person training is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, in the community room. See this flyer.

The National Wildlife Federation is promoting a "Butterfly Heroes" program that will provide free milkweed seed packets to anyone who "takes the pledge" to be a butterfly hero. Details are here.

Two new studies in the journal, "Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution," show how metropolitan areas can help save monarchs by planting milkweed. The lead author is Abigail Derby Lewis, a Glenview resident and senior conservation ecologist at the Field Museum. Read the article here.