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This Johnson County, Kansas, Native Biked With The Monarch Butterflies For 10,000 Miles

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Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Sara Dykman stopped by KCUR during her cycling adventure in May 2017.

Sara Dykman's new book details how she bicycled with the monarch butterflies on their migration from Mexico to Canada and back.

Her goal for the trip was to be a "spotlight" for the monarchs, educating people about plants that are beneficial to them and other ways to help the butterflies thrive.

Sara Dykman has two upcoming virtual events. Monarch Watch and Raven Book Store in Lawrence are hosting her on April 13th at 7pm and the Missouri Prairie Foundation is hosting her on April 28th at 4pm. Event details are at

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.