Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

The butterfly effect


  • Nancy Rando - 1971, 1973

    Fascinating research. I would be most interested to know which four species of milkweed were studied. My front yard in Maryland, near a river of the Chesapeake Bay. is loaded with milkweed, which helps my neighbor participate in the Journey North/Monarch Watch. One year she raised and released 500 monarchs! Last year was very sparse, but this year she is getting close to 200: it is a thrill to see these beautiful butterflies. So, more evidence of the costs of human-caused pollution, but glad to do our small part…and pleased to see Michigan is as well! Thank you.