A feast for Monarchs
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The Arizona Western College biology department is taking part in a project which includes cultivating a field of 2,500 milkweed plants which are attracting Monarch butterflies to the main campus. The Milkweed Project is funded by a grant fro the Xerces Society, an anthropod conservation organization.
Arizona Western College student Lucio Sanchez shows a butterfly in the caterpillar stage Wednesday. This caterpillar was found on one of the milkweed plants in the butterfly garden on the main campus.
PHOTO BY RANDY HOEFT/YUMA SUN