On the Preservation of the Grasslands.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in General

A brilliant piece by Benjamin Vogt on our “least protected and most endangered ecosystem,” the grasslands, and how the decline of the monarch is just one component of a broader problem: the destruction of the entire prairie ecosystem in the middle of our nation. By 2100 the American Great Plains may lose 77% of its […]

Monarch Population Data.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in General, Science

The website monarchwatch.org offers – among many other things – data on monarch populations year by year. ┬áSince the monarchs overwinter in only a few areas, winter populations can be measured fairly accurately. ┬áThe bad news is that 2014-15 winter was the second-lowest population total ever recorded for monarchs, the monarchs covering 1.13 hectares of […]