Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Like Other Towns, Barrington Hills Considers Project to Restore Monarch Butterfly Habitats

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Like Other Towns, Barrington Hills Considers Project to Restore Monarch Butterfly Habitats

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Looking to do their part to address a nationwide issue, Barrington Hills, Ill., officials are considering an environmental project that would help restore habitats for monarch butterflies, which have been declining in numbers.

Village officials are exploring whether to create a 5-acre way station in Kane County, in the Chicago area, that would feature milkweed plants and different nectar sources, according to Barrington Hills Village Administrator Robert Kosin and officials with the Barrington Area Conservation Trust.

The project would require Barrington Hills to designate public land as a way station for monarch butterflies, as well as conserve habitats already suited for monarch butterflies and other plant pollinators, Kosin said.

Village officials recently started planning for the project after turning a smaller garden at Barrington Hills Village Hall into a way station for the migrating butterflies, he said. …

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