|I hear that prairie
plants and animals have some neat adaptations,
what is one of the best?
The monarch butterfly is here pictured with an aster plant.
The monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant are interdependent. The larvae of the monarch butterfly feed on milkweed leaves which are toxic to most insects. This toxin (poison) accumulates in the body of the larvae and adult monarch butterfly, making it poisonous to the birds, thus protecting it from being eaten!