DANGER ZONE?

California’s monarch butterfly population reaches new low


Monarch butterflies (shown above) are dying off at an alarming rate. Submitted photo by Beth Pratt-BergstromOne of nature’s special beauties are monarch butterflies, which make their way to California every winter.
But the monarchs are in serious trouble, according to a study conducted by a nonprofit conservation group.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group that conducts a yearly census of the western monarch, said the population of monarch butterflies reached histo...

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