California Monarch Butterfly Population Declines 86 Percent — Natural History Wanderings

The San Francisco Chronicle reports In 1981 the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on invertebrate conservation, counted more than 1 million western monarchs wintering in California. The group’s most recent count, over Thanksgiving weekend, recorded less than 30,000 butterflies — an 86-percent decline since 2017 alone. Researchers with the group called the number “disturbingly […]

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