Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Monarch butterfly feeding on milkweed

Monarch butterflies return to California after historic low

As a result of global warming, habitat loss, and food scarcity, the wintering population of the orange and black Western monarch butterfly along California’s central coast declined considerably in 2020. Conservationists recorded about 2,000 individuals, a number that pales in comparison to the Read More...

After years of steady decline,

After years of steady decline, monarch butterfly populations are rising once more

The number of monarch butterflies doing their annual migration through California reached record lows last year, but according to several volunteer counts, there are significantly more butterflies this year. The Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Count Resource Center, which provides daily Read More...

Agriculture destroyed monarch

Agriculture destroyed monarch butterfly habitats–now it’s trying to save them

Over the past couple of decades, monarch butterflies, one of the most recognizable (and important) visitors to gardens across North America, have been declining in number–as much as 95 percent of the population has disappeared since the 1980s. The reasons are numerous: Mexico, where the Read More...

How to save the monarch butter

How to save the monarch butterfly

Every year monarch butterflies take 2 months and travel more than 2,000 miles from parts of Canada and the US to various hibernating locations south of the border, in Michoacán and the State of Mexico. According to a recent World Wildlife Foundation study, last December the number of migrating Read More...