Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

Will Your Children See Monarchs?

Monarch butterfly populations have reached such a low number that they are being considered for endangered species status. Loss of habitat, use of pesticides, changing farming practices that no longer allow for milkweed patches and the logging of their winter habitat in forests of Mexico are all reasons for their decline.

While we can raise Monarchs in laboratories or greenhouses the annual migration of the Monarch is what is at risk.