Author: Stephanie McKnight

The West Marin Environmental Action Committee recently published a report titled “Marin’s Monarch Movement”. This document details actions needed to help monarchs in Marin County. Get a copy at the link below and read more in this article with great …

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees that monarchs are threatened with extinction, but does not yet provide the protection that monarchs need to recover. PORTLAND, Ore.; Tuesday, December 15, 2020—Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that listing the …

Much-Needed Federal Protection for America’s Beloved Monarch Butterfly Warranted, but Precluded Read More »

Bay Nature published an article about the astonishingly low count of western monarchs at overwintering sites this year. Read the full article here. “The big question is will they bounce back, and certainly we hope they will. But the preliminary …

Bay Nature: “With Fewer than 2,000 Butterflies Counted So Far, Western Monarch Takes an Astonishing Step Closer to Extinction” Read More »

The annual New Year’s Count started in 2017 and is a second count during the overwintering period. This additional count helps us understand how the ovwerintering population changes through the winter, and also helps us understand how and when monarchs …

Western Monarch New Year’s Count: Dec. 26 – Jan. 10 Read More »

By Emma Pelton on 2 December 2020 The US Forest Service, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Xerces, just planted 40 native trees to help restore Plaskett Creek Campground for overwintering monarchs. A fire crew, still …

US Forest Service Plants Native Trees for Monarchs at Plaskett Creek Campground! Read More »

Planning and Planting for the Future of Monarchs in California By Emma Pelton on 2 December 2020 Pismo State Beach Takes Steps to Protect and Restore Monarch Overwintering Habitat Each year, monarch butterflies from across western North America make their …

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Monarch Population in California Spirals to Another Record Low By Emma Pelton on 30 November 2020 Early count numbers from Xerces’ Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count suggest that the western migratory population is headed for an all-time low. With roughly 30% …

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The Monterey Herald published an article about the search for monarchs at Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Thanks to Connie Masotti – the Monterey County regional coordinator for the Thanksgiving Count – for her past and ongoing efforts to search …

“Butterfly Town: Trying to find the missing monarchs” – Monterey Herald Read More »

Hello Western Monarch Thanksgiving and New Year’s Count Community! Thank you for being a part of this incredibly important community science program! This remarkable volunteer effort collects invaluable data that gives researchers and conservationists a reliable picture of the western …

Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count: Nov. 14 – Dec. 6, 2020 Read More »

“The Monarch Butterfly is also in Baja California! 🦋 Join this webinar and be part of the monarch butterfly community search campaign. This project is part of the actions of the Northwest Monitor Network, which we have been part of …

En busqueda de la mariposa monarca – In search of the monarch butterfly in Baja – Nov. 19, 11am Read More »