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Monarch butterfly in Jamestown, RI
Monarch butterfly in Jamestown, RI
Credit: USFWS

Some great news for monarchs

Monarch population numbers are up! Currently in Mexico, monarchs occupy approximately 10 acres of oyamel fir forests, which is up from 2.8 acres from last winter. This is an increase of 255%! Huge efforts have been made to increase the necessary feeding and breeding habitat along the monarch migrations routes. Although we have made significant progress this past year, our job is not done! Help save the monarchs by reducing your use of pesticides and planting more milkweed and wildflowers!

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Published on: Wednesday, March 02,2016

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