Let’s bring the monarchs butterflies back
COLLEGE STATION,– After rising surprisingly last year, Monarch butterfly numbers appear to be down once again this year, a trend that has seen declining numbers of the colorful creature over the past decade, says a Texas A&M University expert.
Craig Wilson, a senior research associate in the Center for Mathematics and Education and longtime butterfly enthusiast, says early figures show fewer Monarch numbers for 2016-17. Last year, about 100 million Monarchs were estimated – almost double the amount from the previous year – in their breeding grounds in Mexico, but this year it appears another decline is likely.
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