I am often asked about the current status of our monarch butterfly population. This past year very few monarch butterflies were observed on the property, during the summer breeding season and fall migration. This article details several causes for the severe decline over the past 15 years. Several nations (Canada, Mexico, and United States) need to cooperate to insure the long-term conservation of this species (Monarch Conservation Plan). They are not out of the woods yet.
|Monarch Butterfly roosting during migration.|
For more information visit the Monarch Joint Venture.
|Monarch Butterfly Migration Routes|