Right of Way for Monarchs

Monarch Butterfly

Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that they will join neighboring states in altering mowing practices. In the past, Illinois has varied the width of the strip that is mowed next to roadways. Mowing improves visibility and prevents hazards such as trees from establishing to close to the roads. In Summer 2017, IDOT will narrow the width of their mowing strip to only 15 feet from the edge of the roadway. The plan is to let wildflowers, including milkweed the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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