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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.

"All three countries, United States, Canada, Mexico, need to face up to the fact that it is our collective activities that are killing the migratory phenomenon of the Monarch butterfly"

Grow MILKWEEDs, several different kinds(to lay eggs, is extremely crucial), Butterfly weed, Dill, Fennel, Coneflower, Zinnias, Snapdragons, Turtlehead, fruit trees(all for food sources).

 

http://weather.yahoo.com/monarch-butterflies-drop-ominously-mexico-...

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Comment by Ellen on September 13, 2013 at 7:09am

Driving up. and down Us 30 for instance, there are swaths  of Milkweed growing...could it be that INDOT...gasp...has planted all this Milkweed along the interstates? It is sad though that farmers, rural properties, are not stepping up to maintain, conserve the hedgerows, fence lines, ditches, CRP lands for the wildlife, Monarchs. Economics, money, talks, walks, when a piece of 'dirt' is worth up to $10,000 an acre in these days of the almighty 'corn rush' to plant every square inch in corn,  soy. That is why all around the state farmers are knocking down, tilling in, the last of the woodlots, fencerows, ditch banks, bottomlands, abandoned farmsteads.

Comment by Ellen on April 12, 2013 at 4:54pm

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