In recognition of the monarch’s decline, Mayor Morley joined the many groups working to conserve and protect the Illinois state butterfly by proclaiming April 22nd as Monarch Butterfly Day in Elmhurst.

Schools, churches, businesses, residents and governments are taking action to help monarchs by planting monarch friendly gardens with milkweed for caterpillars, nectar plants that attract adults and reducing the use of insecticides.

Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of Monarch Butterfly Day by planting a monarch waystation.  Learn more about monarch waystations at: