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Can an Interstate Bug Highway Save the Monarch Butterflies?

The proposed “butterfly corridor” will stretch 1,500 miles to help protect one of the world’s most amazing migrating creatures.

Image by Tiago J. G. Fernandes via Wikimedia Commons

Every year, monarch butterflies take on an astounding multi-generational migration, traveling thousands of miles from Canada and the Northern United States to the South and Mexico. Like humans on a mission to colonize Mars, these brave little insects are undertaking a one-way journey; when they reach their destination they will lay eggs and die, leaving their offspring to complete the round trip without them.

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