In 23 states, transportation departments, local governments and/or energy companies have committed to preserving habitat for monarch butterflies, a species whose numbers have steeply declined and could soon be listed as endangered.
Dr. Karen Oberhauser is a professor of entomology and director of the arboretum at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She can discuss topics including:
Threats facing monarchs, including habitat loss, climate change, and use of pesticides;
Efforts to protect the species and whether they are working; and
How people can get involved in “citizen science” projects to contribute to research on monarch butterflies.