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Threats to Monarch Butterflies and How We Can Help


Monarch butterflies—find out more about these amazing pollinators! ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator and advocate for Monarch butterflies http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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A Monarch butterfly caterpillar feeding on the leaves of a milkweed plant. Photographed at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. Photo © TexasEagle/Flickr through a Creative Commons license, via TNC

We’ve covered monarch butterflies plenty of times in the past, whether it was reporting survey results showing that many households in the US would pay to help create habitat for the species, showcasing a citizen science project by the Xerces Society to count the winged invertebrates during their migration, or simply highlighting the needs of the orange butterfly in general and how to become involved. Now, given increased media coverage of the Monarch, the Cool Green Science blog for The Nature Conservancy is summarizing hazards and helpers of the species:

Twenty years ago, monarch butterflies occupied so much area in Mexico during the winter you could see it from space. It totaled about 20 hectares, or almost 50 acres, with…

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NAFTA leaders put saving monarch butterfly on trade pact’s agenda – McClatchy DC News – The Sacramento Bee


“Our governments will establish a working group to ensure the conservation of the monarch butterfly, a species that symbolizes our association…”

Two monarch butterflies mating

via NAFTA leaders put saving monarch butterfly on trade pact’s agenda – McClatchy DC News – The Sacramento Bee.

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What the 3 Amigos should really talk about today: monarch butterflies


What the 3 Amigos should really talk about today: monarch butterflies – The Globe and Mail.

monarch30lf1The magic of the monarch migration from Canada through the U.S. and on to Mexico (and then back north over multiple generations) continues to be in existential jeopardy.

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