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Plight of the Monarch

“Plight of the Monarch,” a new 22-minute documentary by fine art photographers Cindy and Kirby Pringle, looks the crucial role milkweed plays in the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly. Because milkweed is disappearing — it is being mowed and sprayed by herbicides — so is the monarch butterfly. The reason is simple, but not so easily solved: loss of habitat. The butterfly needs milkweed to survive and when milkweed disappears — so will the monarch.