Monarch butterfly

Summer's Colorful Garden Visitors

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Periodically at First Light, First Light host Brian O’Keefe likes to get out of the office and go ‘Into the Woods’ with show friends at the DuPage Forest Preserve District. With this week’s blistering heat and humidity, instead of actually going into the woods, Brian met up with Dupage Forest Preserve District naturalist Stephanie Touzalin at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn

the orange and black Viceroy is Frequently confused with Monarch butterfly, both are common to Dupage county

the orange and black Viceroy is Frequently confused with Monarch butterfly, both are common to Dupage county

The Long Distance, Multi-Generational Migration of Monarch Butterflies

Periodically at First Light, host Brian O’Keefe takes listeners ‘Into the Woods’ with our friends from the DuPage Forest Preserve District. Recently, Brian stopped by the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn and met up with naturalist Stephanie Touzalin for a discussion about an amazing annual migration.

With cooler weather just around the corner, Monarch butterflies in the upper Midwest are fueling up for their trip to central Mexico

With cooler weather just around the corner, Monarch butterflies in the upper Midwest are fueling up for their trip to central Mexico

Research Hopes To Crack The Mystery of Monarch Butterflies

It’s the time of year, when you may notice a flash of orange and black wings among your flower garden on in the region’s open spaces. The return of summer means the return of Monarch butterflies to Chicago area, while they’re instantly recognizable, they are also a mystery. First Light host Brian O'Keefe has the story

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