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Good News for Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population


Environment  (tags: environment, conservation, GoodNews, Eastern monarch butterfly, Population Growth, nature, wildlife )

Beryl
- 132 days ago - blog.nwf.org
The species has experienced a precipitous decline over the last twenty years, but going into 2019 the population is 144 percent larger than last year and higher than itâEUR(TM)s been in over a decade.



   

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Beryl L (78)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 2:30 pm
Monarch butterflies are my passion and have been since I was a young child and raise them in my backyard. This is such good news that the population is increasing for the first time in over a decade. Following is the main part of the story but check out the chart if you're interested to see how much they've increased and where.
t. The species has experienced a precipitous decline over the last twenty years, but going into 2019 the population is 144 percent larger than last year and higher than it’s been in over a decade. While the western monarch population continues to decline, this is an encouraging sign that favorable weather conditions coupled with the work of cities, farmers and individual gardeners to plant native milkweed and nectar plants could be paying off for the eastern population.

We still have a lot of work to do β€” including creating more habitat, reducing the use of harmful pesticides and addressing climate change β€” but this is a good indicator that our work is starting to show results. The species will remain a focus for the National Wildlife Federation. You can get involved by planting a wildlife habitat garden to help monarchs.

Here is the chart tracking the numbers of the eastern monarch population over the last few decades, courtesy of Monarch Watch.
Check out the chart. Below the article I hope you will be as happy as I am to see the monarchs are being saved.
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 3:15 pm
That's fantastic, we have a massive decline here in Adelaide too, i so very rarely see a Monarch, that when i do i try to follow them for a longer look!!

Thanx Beryl
 

Walter F (129)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 3:52 pm
Thanks for the information Beryl I didn't seen one all last summer so .its good to learn they're still around somewhere else.
 

Harry K (0)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 3:55 pm
Good news for the Eastern monarchs bit western monarchs are still going down in numbers.
 

MmAway M (520)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 4:38 pm
Dear Beryl it was in the San Diego Union Paper yesterday,
TY so much for posting this!
 

David C (75)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 5:04 pm
thank you, good news!
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 9:16 pm
Fantastic news.
Thanks Beryl
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 5:55 am
Wow second encouraging news today :)
noted and shared with thanks
 

Lone F (56)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 6:30 am
Thanks Beryl- sounds good
Noted
 

Victoria P (110)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 8:27 am
Thank you for the good news Beryl ~β™₯~
 

Lisa M (15)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 8:31 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

TOM T (247)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 10:08 am

VERY KEWL !
TOTALLY AWESOME !! Thank You for Sharing .....
Thanks
 

Connie O (45)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 12:43 pm
Wonderful news. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 11, 2019, 12:47 pm
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thank you Beryl...
 

Angela K (373)
Thursday March 14, 2019, 1:17 am
Noted & shared :-)
 
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