Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 8, 2011

Monarchs In Trouble Or Not

Monarch male showing its wings to attract a mate

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Two recent studies presented two very different view on the well-being of Monarch Butterfly populations. Lincoln Brower of Virginia’s Sweet Briar College is concerned that logging is destroying historic Monarch sites, decreasing their habitat and that they will not find new ones. Andrew Davis of University of Georgia studied two Monarch monitoring sites in New Jersey and Michigan and found the Monarch Butterfly populations to be stable. Both studies were published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity and are discussed at Wired Science: The Mystery of the (Maybe) Missing Monarchs

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