How to help monarch butterflies without accidentally luring them to their deaths

Dara Satterfield has a unique way of looking at Monarch butterflies. She thinks of them as “tiny camels.”

“They store up energy to help them through these harsh conditions for a couple months.” says Satterfield, a James Smithson Fellow at the National Zoo in Washington DC. “Flowers in Texas, particularly, fuel monarchs through their winter.”

As monarch populations have declined, it’s become popular for people to plant flowers like milkweed in their yards, which encourages them to reproduce.

But, recent research shows that some of the stuff we’ve been planting may be bad for the monarchs… Read more from KUT