Lincoln College students working to protect monarch butterflies

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LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) - Lincoln College is working to protect monarch butterflies. 

The college's Campbell Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education has students working on research projects to benefit the butterflies.

The butterflies' numbers have decreased by 80 percent is the last 20 years due to loss of habitat, according to Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.

Lincoln College and the Field Museum are collaborating on the project to gather information and find ways to increase the butterflies' habitat.

Logan County is in the middle of the monarchs' regular migration path.

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