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Butterflies have bright, showy topsides and dull, camouflage-like undersides.  In this slow-motion video by Pastor Jen, notice the color change as the butterfly flies.  Why a different underside color?  

 

Read this short Smithsonian article and find out!

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Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed plants.  A worker moves a caterpillar larva from a sparse milkweed plant to a dense, healthy milkweed plant.  Many hands make for light work.  The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network holds workshops to teach everyday community members how to monitor butterfly habitats.  Find out more!

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