The royal treatment: Couple gives the Monarch butterfly a fighting chance

Caterpillars feast on tender Milkweed leaves in the incubation tent at the home of Don and JoAnne Lightner in O’Hara. (Patricia Sheridan/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Don and JoAnne Lightner in their O’Hara garden where they rescue Monarch butterfly eggs and raise them to release them. (Patricia Sheridan/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

O’HARA, Pa. — Joanne and Don Lightner are dedicated to saving the reign of the endangered Monarch butterfly. The O’Hara couple are actually raising them as way to help maintain their numbers in North America.