Monarch butterflies rebound

Last year monarch butterflies hit their lowest recorded numbers, covering only 1.65 acres. Climate change, pesticides, and loss of habitat were killing off the orange insects but they seem to be making a noticeable recovery. Mexican Environmental authorities have announced that monarchs now cover 2.79 acres. While it is inspiring to see the monarch population increase, there is still a long way to go before they reach the highs seen in the 90s when the butterflies encapsulated 40 plus acres in North America every year. The decline in the amount of milkweed, the butterfly’s main food source, is a major factor contributing to their decline. Help the monarchs by planting a patch of milkweed, and hold the pesticides.

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Monarch butterflies rebound

Last year monarch butterflies hit their lowest recorded numbers, covering only 1.65 acres. Climate change, pesticides, and loss of habitat were killing off the orange insects but they seem to be making a noticeable recovery. Mexican Environmental authorities have announced that monarchs now cover 2.79 acres. While it is inspiring to see the monarch population increase, there is still a long way to go before they reach the highs seen in the 90s when the butterflies encapsulated 40 plus acres in North America every year. The decline in the amount of milkweed, the butterfly’s main food source, is a major factor contributing to their decline. Help the monarchs by planting a patch of milkweed, and hold the pesticides.

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