The article about Monarch butterflies’ international struggle to survive (see: “Plight of the Monarchs tied to drought, habitat,” Oct. 23) brought to mind all the years the Great Plains Restoration Council and local citizens have worked to save the Fort Worth Prairie Park, which is a Taj Mahal of pristine prairie for Monarchs and needs to be saved!
The FWPP, because of its complete condition, is considered to rank with the highest and best remaining places, not many of which are left. It has all the original plant components, including the vital species of milkweed Monarchs need.
Northward-migrating Monarchs arrive in the spring to breed, and Mexico-bound Monarchs rest and refuel in the fall. I have walked on this sacred land and witnessed the different species of wildlife and plant life that are so rare to find in this world.
As stated in the article, “Texas is key to survival.”
Although the land has been sold to developers, if enough people, especially Fort Worthians, use their voice and pocketbook, a win-win outcome is still possible.
How can we keep this prairie land in front of people’s minds?
— Janine Cavasar, Fort Worth