practices have a wide-scale impact on monarch habitat. A butterfly
garden can be an important place for a monarch to refuel.
her farm in Loda, Illinois, Sheila Daniels wrote:
observed around 100 monarchs resting and feeding today
in our front yard butterfly garden. We live out in the country.
We are surrounded by corn and soybean fields for miles
in each direction so we are an oasis."
Explore the satellite snapshot of Loda, Illinois on Google
your mouse, "fly" across the landscape. Measure how
many miles this patchwork pattern of cropland extends. Where could
a monarch find nectar?
Find out how you can protect monarch habitat.