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Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America
September 7, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.

Southbound stopover by monarch butterfly a big surprise
October 3, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

tagged-monarch-webPROSSER, Wash. – When a butterfly dines in a homeowner’s garden, that’s not unusual. But when some internal compass guides that winged visitor into the yard of Kathy Keatley Garvey in northern California, it’s downright remarkable.

Wanted: Monarch butterflies, last seen heading south
September 11, 2014

monarchPROSSER, Wash.—Researchers at Washington State University are calling upon the public throughout the western U.S. to report sightings of tagged monarch butterflies that are making their way from Washington State to as far south as Mexico.