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Biking For Monarchs, And Kansas City's Angel Flight Gets Patients To Needed Care

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"For me success is having people start conversations about the monarch, having schools plant milkweed, having kids be excited about this insect," says Sara Dykman, whose bike ride will take her from Michoacán, Mexico, to Ontario, Canada, and back."

The monarch butterfly migration is one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature. Today, we speak with an Overland Park native who is following the migration on her bike, a 10,000-mile trip. Then, we shine a spotlight on Angel Flight Central, a Kansas City charity staffed by volunteer pilots who fly patients in need to essential medical care.

You can follow Sara Dykman's adventures through Mexico, the United States, and Canada by visiting her website, BeyondABook.org.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.