Science North nurturing milkweed to attract monarch butterflies
Decline of iconic insect linked to spread of genetically modified crops
Science North in Sudbury is encouraging a weed to grow on its property.
Staff members are leaving common milkweed alone in an attempt to attract monarch butterflies.
That's because monarchs are in trouble. Over the winter, the monarch butterfly population wintering in Mexico fell to its lowest level ever recorded.
Reporter Marina von Stackelberg went out with Science North scientist Dan Chaput to find out more—and to try to find some monarchs.