Marci Lininger calls monarch butterflies the guardian angels of the pollinator world. By doing good things for monarchs, we also help a myriad of other species that also need our help. This past summer, the monarch was officially designated as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Curious to know more about what that means and what can be done to help, we speak with Marci Lininger, with the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative, and a returning guest, Amy Roskilly with the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District. In this episode, hear about these fascinating creatures and find out how to help them by collecting milkweed pods and growing the things that monarchs need on their long journey south to Mexico.
Marci Lininger - The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative
Amy Roskilly - Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District
Film - The Flight of the Butterflies
The sound of butterflies
Common Milkweed Pod Collection with the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District
Reading for kids: The Mystery of the Monarchs