Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill to Protect Monarch Butterfly Habitat

“Milkweed is labeled a weed because it’s something that in the past was a really prolific plant,” said Jen Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, which supports the bill. “Farmers had some issues with [milkweed]. But because of habitat changes, it’s not a noxious weed anymore.”

For monarchs, the plant remains vital to their survival, serving as the final landing spot for the butterfly’s epic migratory journeys.

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