Approaching Extinction: Western Monarch Butterflies

Once again, The Monarch Butterfly is reported to be in serious decline. The numbers are shocking: In the 1980s, there were 4 and a half million Western Monarchs in their winter homes along the California coast. But the 2018 winter count was alarming. They found only 28,000. And now, it is much worse. Only 1,914 …

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Science: working together to save the amazing Monarchs

  The recent history of the Monarch butterfly is a story of applied science.  The eastern Monarch makes a grand journey from central Mexico to Canada, then back to Mexico.  What is truly amazing about it is that it takes several generations - the butterfly that travels to central Mexico is the great-grandchild of the …

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