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Wedding Butterflies

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Wedding Butterflies

Wedding Butterflies

Wedding Butterflies

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Renee Montagne reports on the growing popularity of releasing butterflies at weddings. More than 60 companies raise butterflies to release at weddings, but some environmentalists say the practice could spread disease and genetic problems to the wild butterfly population.

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