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What Arizonans can do to help save the monarch butterfly

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 12:21pm

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Monarch butterflies
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Butterflies fill the sky at the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary in Mexico.

Monarchs might be the most iconic of butterflies — the ones that come to mind when you think about our fluttery friends.

But the plant they need to live is in decline. And so are the butterflies, in drastic numbers.

Unlike many other climate change-driven problems, we can all do something to help. Kim Pegram leads the Desert Botanical Garden’s Pollinator Conservation and Research program, which is working to help monarchs make a resurgence. The Show spoke with her more about it.

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