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Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, With Milkweed

February 4, 2014By 0 Comments
Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, With Milkweed

Bounding out of a silver Ford pickup into the single-digit wind-flogged flatness that is Iowa in December, Laura Jackson strode to a thicket of desiccated sticks and plucked a paisley-shaped prize. It was a pod that, after a gentle squeeze, burst with chocolate brown buttons: seeds of milkweed, the favored — indeed, the only — […]

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Monarch Migration Plunges to Lowest Level in Decades

February 2, 2014By
Monarch Migration Plunges to Lowest Level in Decades

The number of monarch butterflies that completed an annual migration to their winter home in a Mexican forest sank this year to its lowest level in at least two decades, due mostly to extreme weather and changed farming practices in North America, the Mexican government and a conservation alliance reported on Wednesday. The area of […]

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