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Tribes help regrow milkweed to restore monarch butterflies

 


OKLAHOMA CITY — Chip Taylor never expected to become a landscape ecologist.

But as he watched monarch butterflies on a downward spiral — as a powerful herbicide killed off the only plant that feeds their caterpillar — he realized he needed to find places to grow milkweed in order to save the orange-and-black butterfly.

Twenty years ago, a billion monarchs flittered through the skies. Their population plunged a staggering 95 percent by the end of last year, when about 56 million remained.

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