There is a plan at the Wisconsin Capitol to name the Monarch Butterfly as Wisconsin’s official butterfly.
State Senator Rachael Cabral-Guevara introduced the legislation yesterday. She says Monarch Butterflies migrate through Wisconsin each and every summer, and thanks to conservation efforts their numbers have grown in the state. Cabral-Guevara says an official designation will build on Wisconsin’s tradition of conservation and enjoying the outdoors. The Monarch Butterfly is currently the official butterfly of the state of Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia.