KAZU 90.3 “A Winter Without Monarchs In Pacific Grove – Butterfly Town, U.S.A”
A Winter Without Monarchs In Pacific Grove – Butterfly Town, U.S.A
By ERIKA MAHONEY
KAZU 90.3, NPR for Monterey – Salinas – Santa Cruz
“On a chilly December morning, Bree Machuca walks into the entrance of Pacific Grove’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. With binoculars in hand, she’s searching for the orange and black symbol of the coastal city. Pacific Grove is nicknamed “Butterfly Town, U.S.A.” because thousands of western monarchs usually spend the winter there. But this year, its sanctuary is empty.
“We can’t find anything. It’s very disappointing because I was expecting at least we’d see maybe a few hundred, I’d see one or two,” Machuca said.”
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