Western Monarch Butterflies

Solemn news this week from the Xerces Society: during theĀ 2020 Thanksgiving western monarch count, only 1,914 butterflies were spotted in 250 observation sites. In 1997, when data collection began, 1.2 million western monarchs were counted in 150 locales in California and Baja California.  Habitat destruction and lack of access to milkweed plants (the sole sourceContinue reading “Western Monarch Butterflies”