Our migration Monarch are hardly out the woods, so to speak. Although this year's wintering Monarch count in January showed great improvement over recent years, winter has taken an ugly turn. A late season snow has fallen in Mexico's Butterfly Reserves.
Weather disruptions brought on by climate change, both winter storms and off-season droughts, have contributed to low population numbers. Add a shortage of Milkweed for host plants, and the continued bombardment of herbicides and pesticides, and you will see our conservation work is far from done.
Read the full news release from MEXICONEWSDAILY.COM below: