Author: Emma Pelton

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Groundswell Coastal Ecology, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have developed a western monarch butterfly overwintering site management plan that also serves as a template for land …

Newly released monarch overwintering site management plan provides blueprint for protecting and managing monarch groves Read More »

A new study published today in Biological Conservation shows a dramatic decline in the California overwintering population of monarchs in the past three decades. Press release below: Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America New study reveals that western monarch …

New study shows dramatic decline in the population since the 1980s Read More »

Volunteers with the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count have been monitoring the numbers of monarch butterflies overwintering in California every fall for the last twenty years. To better understand overwintering monarch clusters’ persistence during the overwintering season, the Xerces Society and …

First New Year’s Count Completed Read More »