Urban Nature: ‘Can Cities Save the Monarch?’

The monarch butterfly’s remarkable migration is in peril. Its habitat has been decimated by rapid urbanization and changing agricultural practices. Could cities come to the rescue?

The story is told in WTTW's online series “Urban Nature” – a program exploring the wild side of cities. Tonight, we’ll bring you the latest installment, “Can Cities Save the Monarch?” We’ll bring you more stories of urban wildlife in Chicago in the coming weeks.


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