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Monarch Butterfly Gets Mexico Conservation Center - Yahoo! News

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- 2713 days ago -
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's celebrated winter visitor, the Monarch butterfly, has a new conservation center aimed at boosting its dwindling numbers. The black and orange insect has been hit hard by deforestation around its winter nesting grounds in Michoacan

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Christina G (41)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 12:26 am
Thanks for sharing this good news that Mexico is trying to protect these amazing and beautiful butterflies!

Simone Duffin (1462)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 2:50 am
Thank you Mary.

Sini K (113)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 4:40 am
Noted, signed and thank you.

Carol H (229)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 5:35 am
thanks Mary, noted

chris b (2474)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 7:26 am
Definitely caused by the causes of global warming

Jae A (316)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 9:58 am
My daughter and I had moved back to my old school days hometown ... a little oil and gas plant and cowtown not far from Houston ...named Tomball. Yep. She was in the four grade as I recall. She had a school project on the subject of the Monarch butterfly. I had to take note of it all of course and it was all very interesting. I think it was the one school project that she really enjoyed. There was talk of their being in danger at that time. That was a long time daughter is now 42. We are cutting our forest down all over the world at an alarming rate.

Julie P (154)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 12:15 pm
Growing up, the uncultivated portion of my father's pesticide free garden had a proliferation of milkweed plants, so on a sunny summer day there were Monarchs everywhere. Last year I don't believe I saw even one. This year I did, as I planted butterfly weed. The milkweed family, which includes butterfly weed, are the only food source for the Monarch caterpillar. A note of caution, the sap of the milkweed plant is dangerous if it gets into eyes. All members of this family can be toxic, to both humans and pets, if ingested in large amounts. So I have planted butterfly weed in my front garden, as neither my dog or children play there.

Tracy Cruze (111)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 6:41 pm
I love anything concerning butterflies.

Charmaine C (177)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 4:01 am
Any conservation efforts are good news. Thank you.
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