In the middle of a milkweed field in Lawrence, two monarch butterflies mate as they fly through the air, in this scene from the documentary “Wings of Life.” Film crews spent 14 days in the summer of 2010 in the Lawrence area, shooting milkweed fields in Douglas and Johnson counties. Chip Taylor, a Kansas University professor and expert in monarch butterflies, was an adviser for the film. Taylor also spent time with the production team in the monarchs’ winter home in Mexico.

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