Central Texas Gardener

Bicycling With Butterflies: 10,201 Miles with Monarchs

Clip: Season 27 | 8m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

Monarch butterflies leaving Mexico in spring are not the same ones that return in fall, or even the ones that we’ll see. To chronicle the multigenerational journey to Canada and back, Sara Dykman pumped the pedals on a cobbled together bicycle to tell their story—and of all wildlife—that’s losing habitat. Her trek illustrates how three countries connect as stewards to help endangered wildlife.

Aired: 02/08/23

Rating: TV-G

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