Augustana professor studies ongoing battle between monarchs & milkweeds
This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.
Monarch caterpillars exclusively munch on milkweeds. Because of this, the butterfly and plant have been locked in a centuries-long battle. When one gets an evolutionary edge, the other quickly adapts to overcome it.
Ahead of her presentation, she joins In the Moment to discuss the evolutionary arms race and how your garden could help support pollinators this spring.
Dr. Olson-Manning is the founder and principal investigator of the Olson-Manning Lab at Augustana University.