Take Two for March 14, 2013

Monarch butterly populations at lowest point in 20 years

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Courtesy of Huntington Beach Tree Society

Western Monarch Butterfly in Huntington Beach

Monarch butterfly populations are at their lowest in 20 years, with a 59 percent drop from just over a year ago. Each year these majestic insects migrate thousands of miles between the upper-U.S. and Canada to northern Mexico and Southern California.

But for a look at what's decimating them along the way is Chip Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch, which tracks and researches these butterflies.


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