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Populations of monarch butterflies are still far below historic numbers PORTLAND, Ore., December 14, 2015 — First reports from monarch overwintering sites in California surveyed during the Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count suggest that 2015 may have been a …

Early data from Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count suggests a small increase in butterfly numbers in some parts of the overwintering range Read More »

Every autumn, the western North American population of monarch butterflies migrates from the lands west of the Rocky Mountains to the coast of California, where they spend the winter at about 200 sites scattered throughout the coastline. Last winter, I …

Migrating monarchs bring out citizen scientists in the holiday season Read More »

In late October, Berkeleyside received a tip that thousands of tiny fish were jumping in the waters of Aquatic Park. Less than three weeks later, we received another “scoop” about the park that throngs of monarch butterflies were clustering in …

Hundreds of monarch butterflies cluster in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park Read More »

“These butterflies migrate thousands of miles, but the more amazing part is that even with four or five generations between them, they still return to these same branches,” explained Charis Van der Heide, who is a docent at the Coronado …

Monarch Welcoming Committee Read More »