Monday, January 07, 2019

California Monarch Butterfly Numbers Decline 86% in 2 Years

Researchers with an environmental group have labeled as “disturbingly low” the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 30,000 butterflies, which it said is an 86 percent decline since 2017. By comparison, the group in 1981 counted more than 1 million western monarchs wintering in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported...MORE

Everybody is leaving California, even the Monarchs

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