Butterfly man saves Monarch butterflies one musical note at a time

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Last summer, a friend of WGN News sent cellphone video of a man playing with butterflies in clear cups. Was it a one-of-a-kind insect act? An attempt at a viral video?

As WGN's Steve Sanders found out, the entertaining clip is far more noble.

Dan Gingrich says the weather has been great for butterflies this year, so their numbers may bump up. But he insists we can all play a role in Monarch butterfly survival.

If you'd like to help, please share this story, and click the links below for additional information about saving Monarch butterflies, and the Gingrich family's artistic adventures.

Photojournalists Brad Piper and Kevin Doellman contributed to this report.

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