Just wanted to get this article on the blog for everyone to read. Evolutionary biologist Jaap de Roode of Emory University studies how monarch butterflies use plant-based medicine to thwart parasites. It's pretty amazing that an insect could be self medicating! Cool! Link to Popular Science!
Have a wonderful weekend and remember to keep your eyes peeled for more migrating Monarchs!
See you around the Point,
2011 MMP Intern