Friday Jul 29, 2022

Monarch Butterflies

If you're asked to picture a butterfly, odds are the image that springs to mind pretty quickly is of the beautiful orange-and-black monarch. Despite being so well known and loved, the population of migrating monarch butterflies has been declining over recent decades, leading to their recent classification of endangered on the IUCN Red List. This week, Casey and Sara break down the amazing life cycle of monarch butterflies, discuss the factors perpetuating the population decline, and share what everyone living in migrating monarch range can do to help.

 

Resources for this episode:

US Forest Service: Monarch Butterfly Migration

Retention of Memory Through Metamorphosis

IUCN Red List: Migratory Monarch Butterfly

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