After big drop in 2010, monarchs make comeback
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Deforestation is destroying the Monarch butterfly
Last year, the numbers of Monarchs migrating from the
U.S. to Mexico dropped by
It was a new historic low.
This year, the butterflies' numbers have increased. The wintering Monarch
colonies covered a total of
of forest. Scientists say this
hopeful sign -- last year it was
But scientists remain very concerned about the monarchs' long-term
Monarchs need trees for shelter. Often, entire trees are
covered with butterflies.
Mexican state of Michoacan, the clear-cutting of
mountaintop pine forests is destroying the Monarch's
habitat. The mountain
top forests serve as blankets to protect Monarchs
against winter rain and cold.
Village Friends protecting the Monarchs:
WINGS & SEEDS
THE ZAAGKII PROJECT
58,000 native seeds
local citizens and gardeners
36 bee shelters
1,197 mushroom plugs
planted in oak logs
1870 milkweed seeds
53 cubic yards of
removed (garlic mustard, purple
273 guest meals
prepared and served to community
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