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KC Cyclist Follows Monarch Migration, And Stories Of Deported Veterans

Bill Anderson
KCUR 89.3
Having pedaled more than 5,000 miles since her last visit in Kansas City, Sara Dykman has plenty to share about her journey with the monarch butterflies.

From Mexico to Montreal, the migration of the monarch butterfly is truly Odyssean in nature. Today, we visit with a Kansas City cyclist who is pedaling the butterflies' 10,000-mile voyage to raise awareness for their declining population. Then, we hear stories of America's deported veterans and learn how the practice is affecting the families and communities expelled service members leave behind.

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

Sara Dykman will speak about her journey at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26. For more information, visit BeyondABook.org.

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